Center, Kentucky

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Unincorporated community
Center is located in Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Center is located in the US
Center (the US)
Coordinates: 37°8′32″N 85°41′35″W / 37.14222°N 85.69306°W / 37.14222; -85.69306Coordinates: 37°8′32″N 85°41′35″W / 37.14222°N 85.69306°W / 37.14222; -85.69306
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Metcalfe
Founded early 1800s
Founded by Joseph Philpot[1]
Elevation 804 ft (245 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 42214
GNIS feature ID 489262[2]

Center is an unincorporated community located in Metcalfe County, Kentucky, United States. The community is part of the Glasgow Micropolitan Statistical Area

Center is home to North Metcalfe Elementary, part of the Metcalfe County School District.


Center, also known in the past as Frederick or Lafayette, got its name from its location, equidistant from four county seats.[1]

Center was the home of the first Butler Funeral Home, established in the early 20th century.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b John E. Kleber, ed. (1992). The Kentucky Encyclopedia. University Press of Kentucky. p. 630. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0. Retrieved 2013-04-13. Metcalfe has no large cities, only small villages and rural communities. Center, located at the county's north end, and equidistant from four county seats, was founded by Joseph Philpot in the early 1800s; it was earlier named Frederick and later Lafayette. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Center, Kentucky