Canoe, Kentucky

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Unincorporated community
Canoe is located in Kentucky
Canoe is located in the US
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°26′56″N 83°26′55″W / 37.44889°N 83.44861°W / 37.44889; -83.44861Coordinates: 37°26′56″N 83°26′55″W / 37.44889°N 83.44861°W / 37.44889; -83.44861
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Breathitt
Elevation 718 ft (219 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 41316
GNIS feature ID 511206[1]

Canoe is an unincorporated community located in Breathitt County, Kentucky, United States. Its post office closed in 1993.[2]

The origin of the name Canoe is unclear. According to legend, at one point waters were so shallow on nearby Canoe Creek, a canoe had to be abandoned.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Canoe, Kentucky
  2. ^ Retrieved 2012-07-30.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  3. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 49. Retrieved 2013-04-28.