Chevrolet, Kentucky

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Chevrolet, Kentucky
Chevrolet is located in Kentucky
Chevrolet
Chevrolet
Chevrolet is located in the United States
Chevrolet
Chevrolet
Coordinates: 36°49′2″N 83°16′29″W / 36.81722°N 83.27472°W / 36.81722; -83.27472Coordinates: 36°49′2″N 83°16′29″W / 36.81722°N 83.27472°W / 36.81722; -83.27472
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyHarlan
Elevation
1,325 ft (404 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (EST)
ZIP codes
40817[1]
GNIS feature ID489465[2]

Chevrolet is an unincorporated community in Harlan County, Kentucky, United States.

History[edit]

A post office called Chevrolet was established in 1918, and remained in operation until 1992.[3] The community was named after the Chevrolet Series 490, the first car seen on local roads.[4]

A 1935 newspaper account reported the town had 800 inhabitants, and about 60 cars, 30 of which were Chevrolets.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postmasterfinder/welcome.htm
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chevrolet, Kentucky
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  4. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 57. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
  5. ^ "Town named after Chevrolets, first auto on streets". The Victoria Advocate. July 26, 1935. p. 5. Retrieved 18 August 2015.