Goldbug, Kentucky

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Unincorporated community
Goldbug is located in Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Goldbug is located in the US
Goldbug (the US)
Coordinates: 36°47′33″N 84°10′5″W / 36.79250°N 84.16806°W / 36.79250; -84.16806Coordinates: 36°47′33″N 84°10′5″W / 36.79250°N 84.16806°W / 36.79250; -84.16806
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Whitley
Elevation 1,122 ft (342 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 512337[1]

Goldbug is an unincorporated community located in Whitley County, Kentucky, United States.

A post office was established in the community in 1896. The name Goldbug is thought to refer to supporters of the central gold standard issue in the United States presidential election, 1896.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Goldbug, Kentucky
  2. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 118. Retrieved 2013-04-28.