Fitchburg, Kentucky

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Fitchburg, Kentucky
Unincorporated community
Fitchburg is located in Kentucky
Fitchburg
Fitchburg
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°43′57″N 83°51′7″W / 37.73250°N 83.85194°W / 37.73250; -83.85194Coordinates: 37°43′57″N 83°51′7″W / 37.73250°N 83.85194°W / 37.73250; -83.85194
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Estill
Elevation 728 ft (222 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS ID 512177[1]

Fitchburg is an unincorporated community in Estill County, Kentucky, United States.

History[edit]

Fitchburg was named for Frank and Fred Fitch, two brothers who in 1869 started a blast furnace at the site.[2] A post office was established at Fitchburg in 1870, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1955.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fitchburg, Kentucky
  2. ^ Collins, Lewis (1877). History of Kentucky. p. 168. 
  3. ^ "Estill County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 January 2015.