Custer, Kentucky

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Custer, Kentucky
Custer is located in Kentucky
Custer
Custer
Location within the state of Kentucky
Custer is located in the United States
Custer
Custer
Custer (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°44′18″N 86°15′17″W / 37.73833°N 86.25472°W / 37.73833; -86.25472Coordinates: 37°44′18″N 86°15′17″W / 37.73833°N 86.25472°W / 37.73833; -86.25472
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyBreckinridge
Elevation
820 ft (250 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
40115
GNIS feature ID490511[1]

Custer is an unincorporated community within Breckinridge County, Kentucky, United States.

A post office was established for the community in 1876. The name had been intended to be Crossroads, but when the post office application was sent on the day of the defeat of George Armstrong Custer at Little Bighorn, the town was then named in Custer's honor.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Custer, Kentucky
  2. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 76. ISBN 0813126312. Retrieved 2013-04-28.