Heidelberg, Kentucky

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Unincorporated community
Heidelberg is located in Kentucky
Heidelberg is located in the US
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°33′19″N 83°46′44″W / 37.55528°N 83.77889°W / 37.55528; -83.77889Coordinates: 37°33′19″N 83°46′44″W / 37.55528°N 83.77889°W / 37.55528; -83.77889
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Lee
Elevation 718 ft (219 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 41333
GNIS feature ID 512635

Heidelberg is an unincorporated community in Lee County, Kentucky, United States. It lies along Route 399 southwest of the city of Beattyville, the county seat of Lee County.[1] Its elevation is 718 feet (219 m), and it is located at (37.5553639|-83.7788073).[2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 41333.[3]

A post office was established in the community in 1904, and is said to be named for the hometown of an early German-American settler.[4]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Heidelberg has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]


  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '06. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2006, p. 43.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Heidelberg, Kentucky, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-09-30. Accessed 2007-12-30.
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 136. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Heidelberg, Kentucky