Hickory, Kentucky

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Hickory
Census Designated Place
Hickory's position in Kentucky.
Hickory's position in Kentucky.
Coordinates: 36°49′16″N 88°38′48″W / 36.82111°N 88.64667°W / 36.82111; -88.64667Coordinates: 36°49′16″N 88°38′48″W / 36.82111°N 88.64667°W / 36.82111; -88.64667
Country  United States
State  Kentucky
County Graves
Elevation 130 m (427 ft)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Code 42051
Area code(s) 270 & 364
GNIS feature ID 2629629
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hickory, Kentucky

Hickory (also, Hickory Grove)[1] is a census-designated place in Graves County, Kentucky, United States.,[2] which is located north of Mayfield and 18 miles (29 km) south of Paducah in far western Kentucky.

Hickory was laid out in 1856 along the tracks of Illinois Central Gulf railroad, and named for the large hickory trees dotting the landscape. A post office called Hickory Grove was established in 1858, and the name of the post office was designated Hickory in 1914.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hickory, Kentucky
  2. ^ "Feature Detail Report for: Hickory, Kentucky." USGS. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hickory, Kentucky Retrieved May 11, 2011.
  3. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 139. Retrieved 2013-04-28.