Gold City, Kentucky

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Gold City
Gold City is located in Kentucky
Gold City
Gold City
Location within the state of Kentucky
Gold City is located in the United States
Gold City
Gold City
Gold City (the United States)
Coordinates: 36°45′16″N 86°26′51″W / 36.75444°N 86.44750°W / 36.75444; -86.44750Coordinates: 36°45′16″N 86°26′51″W / 36.75444°N 86.44750°W / 36.75444; -86.44750
CountryUnited States
722 ft (220 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
GNIS feature ID508107

Gold City is an unincorporated community in Simpson County, Kentucky, United States. It lies along Route 585 northeast of the city of Franklin, the county seat of Simpson County.[1] Its elevation is 722 feet (220 m).[2]

The origin of the name Gold City goes back to an incident when residents were digging a well. Rocks thought to be containing gold turned out to be in fact worthless. A post office was established in the community in 1886.[3]


  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '06. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2006, p. 42.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gold City, Kentucky, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-09-20. Accessed 2007-12-31.
  3. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 118. Retrieved 2013-04-28.