Crocus, Kentucky

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Unincorporated community
Crocus is located in Kentucky
Crocus is located in the US
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 36°58′50″N 85°12′39″W / 36.98056°N 85.21083°W / 36.98056; -85.21083Coordinates: 36°58′50″N 85°12′39″W / 36.98056°N 85.21083°W / 36.98056; -85.21083
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Adair and Russell
Elevation 988 ft (301 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 507785

Crocus is an unincorporated community in Adair and Russell counties in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Its elevation is 988 feet (301 m).[1]

The community, first established in 1840, possibly received its name from the wild crocuses growing along the nearby creek.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Crocus, Kentucky
  2. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 73. Retrieved 2013-04-28.