Charleston, Kentucky

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Charleston, Kentucky
Unincorporated community
Charleston is located in Kentucky
Charleston is located in the US
Coordinates: 37°13′29″N 87°40′19″W / 37.22472°N 87.67194°W / 37.22472; -87.67194Coordinates: 37°13′29″N 87°40′19″W / 37.22472°N 87.67194°W / 37.22472; -87.67194
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Hopkins
Elevation 531 ft (162 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 489364[1]

Charleston is an unincorporated community in southwestern Hopkins County, Kentucky, United States.

According to legend, it was named for "Free Charles", a former slave, who kept a tavern there. A Charleston post office was in operation from 1855 to 1909.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Charleston, Kentucky
  2. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 56. Retrieved 2013-04-28.