Christopher, Kentucky

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Christopher
Christopher is located in Kentucky
Christopher
Christopher
Location within the state of Kentucky
Christopher is located in the United States
Christopher
Christopher
Christopher (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°14′1″N 83°10′17″W / 37.23361°N 83.17139°W / 37.23361; -83.17139Coordinates: 37°14′1″N 83°10′17″W / 37.23361°N 83.17139°W / 37.23361; -83.17139
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyPerry
Elevation
886 ft (270 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CST)
GNIS feature ID511361[1]

Christopher is an unincorporated community and coal town in Perry County, Kentucky, United States. Their Post Office [2] has been closed.

A post office was established in 1914 in the community then called Douglas. Douglas was renamed Christopher in 1918 in honor of the local Columbus Mining Co., whose founders are said to have come from Columbus, Ohio.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Christopher, Kentucky
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Christopher, Kentucky
  3. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 58. Retrieved 2013-04-28.