Gold City, Kentucky

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Gold City
Unincorporated community
Gold City is located in Kentucky
Gold City
Gold City
Gold City is located in the US
Gold City
Gold City
Location within the state of Kentucky
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
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Simpson
Elevation 722 ft (220 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 42134
GNIS feature ID 508107

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.