Elk Horn, Kentucky

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Elk Horn
Elk Horn is located in Kentucky
Elk Horn
Elk Horn
Location within the state of Kentucky
Elk Horn is located in the United States
Elk Horn
Elk Horn
Elk Horn (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°18′59″N 85°17′7″W / 37.31639°N 85.28528°W / 37.31639; -85.28528Coordinates: 37°18′59″N 85°17′7″W / 37.31639°N 85.28528°W / 37.31639; -85.28528
CountryUnited States
735 ft (224 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
GNIS feature ID507921

Elk Horn is an unincorporated community in Taylor County, Kentucky, United States. It lies along Route 76 southeast of the city of Campbellsville, the county seat of Taylor County.[1] Its elevation is 735 feet (224 m).[2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 42733.[3]

A post office in the community was established in 1876. The origins of the name Elk Horn are unclear: it may be named for a large collection of elk horns displayed at the local mill, or for a pair of antlers found in the area and thought to be unusual.[4] R.S & Amanda Tate was granted 2000 acres to set up homestead in early 1700's at that time it was still a part of Greensburg KY.


  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '06. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2006, p. 42.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Elk Horn, Kentucky, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-09-20. Accessed 2007-12-31.
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 91. ISBN 0813126312. Retrieved 2013-04-28.