Cerulean, Kentucky

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Cerulean is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Trigg County, Kentucky, United States. At one time, it was a city, incorporated as Cerulean Springs. It lies along Kentucky Routes 124 and 126 northeast of the city of Cadiz, the county seat of Trigg County.[1] Its elevation is 512 feet (156 m), and it is located at 36°57′34″N 87°42′36″W / 36.95944°N 87.71000°W / 36.95944; -87.71000 (36.9594919, -87.7100107).[2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 42215.[3]

The community is part of the Clarksville, TN–KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The majority of Cerulean is located in Trigg County with a small portion in Christian County.


The local 19th-century health resort Cerulean Springs earned a reputation throughout the Upper South. According to legend, the spring's color changed to cerulean by the New Madrid earthquake of 1811.[4] The greatest extent of the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017, was at Orchardale Farms, located near Cerulean.[5]


Most students in Cerulean attend Trigg County Public Schools in Cadiz. Those who live within the Christian County Borders attend Christian County Public Schools in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.


  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '06. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2006, p. 42.
  2. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-09-20. Accessed 2007-12-30.
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup Archived May 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 55. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
  5. ^ Highland, Deborah (August 21, 2017). "International crowd gathers for eclipse at Christian County farm". Bowling Green Daily News.

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