Glen Dean, Kentucky

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Glen Dean, Kentucky
Glen Dean is located in Kentucky
Glen Dean
Glen Dean
Glen Dean is located in the United States
Glen Dean
Glen Dean
Coordinates: 37°39′12″N 86°32′28″W / 37.65333°N 86.54111°W / 37.65333; -86.54111Coordinates: 37°39′12″N 86°32′28″W / 37.65333°N 86.54111°W / 37.65333; -86.54111
CountryUnited States
479 ft (146 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)270
GNIS feature ID492886[1]

Glen Dean is an unincorporated community in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, United States. Glen Dean is located at the west end of Kentucky Route 108, 9.8 miles (15.8 km) south-southwest of Hardinsburg.[2] Glen Dean had a post office until it closed on June 22, 1991.[3]

The place name Glen Dean comes from the Scottish words glen, meaning a narrow valley, and dean, also meaning valley.[4]

It has also been reported that Glen Dean was named for William Johnson Dean, who was the owner of 2,700 acres.[5]

The last wild turkey in Breckinridge County was killed in the late 1800s[timeframe?] near the site of the first Goshen Baptist Church, located in Glen Dean.


  1. ^ "Glen Dean". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ State Primary Road System: Breckinridge County (PDF) (Map). Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved January 5, 2013.
  4. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 117. ISBN 0813126312. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
  5. ^ Breckinridge Bicentennial Committee Program. Accessed from Breckinridge Historical Archives.