England Hill, Kentucky

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England Hill
Unincorporated community
England Hill is located in Kentucky
England Hill
England Hill
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 38°23′29″N 82°36′18″W / 38.39139°N 82.60500°W / 38.39139; -82.60500Coordinates: 38°23′29″N 82°36′18″W / 38.39139°N 82.60500°W / 38.39139; -82.60500
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Boyd
Elevation 591 ft (180 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 2088733[1]

England Hill is an unincorporated community located on a flat wooded bluff above the Big Sandy River and along Paddle Creek in Boyd County, Kentucky, just south of the Catlettsburg city limits on U.S. Route 23 and old 23, now known as Mayo Trail. Residents of England Hill use the city of Catlettsburg's sewer system and have fought annexation by Catlettsburg numerous times over the years. The area known as England Hill is served by the England Hill Volunteer Fire Department, founded in 1977, and the Catlettsburg, Kentucky zip code. The housing developments/subdivisions known as Hyland Hills/Hyland Heights and Ewing Estates were developed on the former Hyland Dairy Farm, which sold its business interests out to nearby Ashland's Johnson Dairy Co. in the early 1960s. The lands of the former dairy farm were subdivided and sold in lots during the 1960s and 1970s, which attributed to the growth of the England Hill community. The England Hill School, later renamed Cooper School, served residents in K-8, then K-6 for many years at a location donated by the developers of Hyland Heights. Cooper School was open for 26 years, from 1962 to 1988. Once Cooper was closed, students were transferred to the nearby Catlettsburg or Durbin Elementary Schools depending on the location of their home residence. England Hill is a suburb of Catlettsburg, and has fought annexation into the city many times, most notably in 1987, when Catlettsburg tried to annex England Hill and all areas north of I-64. Mayo Trail is the road that travels through the heart of England Hill, it was formerly known as U.S. Route 23 prior to 1965, when the four lane route was completed to the newly opened I-64. The community of England Hill received its name in part from the Mim family of clay potters from England who bought approximately two-thousand acres here in 1847 in order to mine the area's high quality clay deposits. Once established, other English immigrants associated with the Mim family settled here to work in the clay pits. Due to these residents being first generation immigrants of England, the community became known locally as England Hill. When the Mimm family first subdivided the land and sold it off in lots around 1890, the name England Hill was officially applied to the community. The clay was mined and then exported back to England for pottery making as well as sold to local pottery's. [2]