Ginseng, Kentucky

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Ginseng
Ginseng is located in Kentucky
Ginseng
Ginseng
Location within the state of Kentucky
Ginseng is located in the United States
Ginseng
Ginseng
Ginseng (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°30′17″N 85°34′52″W / 37.50472°N 85.58111°W / 37.50472; -85.58111Coordinates: 37°30′17″N 85°34′52″W / 37.50472°N 85.58111°W / 37.50472; -85.58111
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyLaRue
Elevation
554 ft (169 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID508091[1]

Ginseng is an unincorporated community located in LaRue County, Kentucky, United States. The town was named for the crop ginseng, which was harvested by locals to be sold at market in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.[2] Its post office, opened in 1898 with Charles Merrill as its postmaster was closed in 1957.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ginseng, Kentucky
  2. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 116. ISBN 0813126312. Retrieved 2013-04-11.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ginseng, Kentucky