Gimlet, Kentucky

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Gimlet, Kentucky
Unincorporated community
Gimlet is located in Kentucky
Gimlet is located in the US
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 38°13′8″N 83°8′15″W / 38.21889°N 83.13750°W / 38.21889; -83.13750Coordinates: 38°13′8″N 83°8′15″W / 38.21889°N 83.13750°W / 38.21889; -83.13750
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Elliott
Elevation 1,102 ft (336 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 508090

Gimlet is an unincorporated community in Elliott County, Kentucky, United States. It lies along Route 504 north of the city of Sandy Hook, the county seat of Elliott County.[1] Its elevation is 1,102 feet (336 m).[2]

A post office, established in 1880, closed in 1961. Gimlet is named for the gimlet tool, which is said to have the same crooked shape as the local creek.[3]


  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '06. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2006, p. 43.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gimlet, Kentucky, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-09-20. Accessed 2008-01-03.
  3. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 116. Retrieved 2013-04-28.