Democrat, Kentucky

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Democrat is an unincorporated community in Letcher County, in the U.S. state of Kentucky.[1]


A post office called Democrat was established in 1892, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1985.[2] The community was named from the fact the postmaster was politically a Democrat.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Democrat, Kentucky
  2. ^ "Letcher County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 10 October 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  3. ^ Bergstrom, Bill (December 11, 1984). "Origins of place names are traced". Kentucky New Era. pp. 2B. Retrieved 29 April 2015.

Coordinates: 37°14′00″N 82°48′12″W / 37.23333°N 82.80333°W / 37.23333; -82.80333