Gunlock, Kentucky

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Unincorporated community
Gunlock is located in Kentucky
Gunlock is located in the US
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°32′51″N 82°55′34″W / 37.54750°N 82.92611°W / 37.54750; -82.92611Coordinates: 37°32′51″N 82°55′34″W / 37.54750°N 82.92611°W / 37.54750; -82.92611
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Magoffin
Elevation 1,001 ft (305 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 41632
GNIS feature ID 508149

Gunlock is an unincorporated community in Magoffin County, Kentucky, United States. It lies along Route 7 southeast of the city of Salyersville, the county seat of Magoffin County.[1] Its elevation is 1,001 feet (305 m).[2]

A post office was established in the community in 1936. The first postmaster is said to have taken the name Gunlock from a newspaper article he read about a western ranch.[3] Its post office, with the ZIP code of 41632, closed in 1998.[4][5]


  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '06. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2006, p. 43.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gunlock, Kentucky, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-09-20. Accessed 2008-01-03.
  3. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 127. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  4. ^ Zip Code Lookup
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