Highsplint, Kentucky

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Highsplint, Kentucky
Highsplint is located in Kentucky
Highsplint
Highsplint
Highsplint is located in the US
Highsplint
Highsplint
Coordinates: 36°53′41″N 83°7′2″W / 36.89472°N 83.11722°W / 36.89472; -83.11722Coordinates: 36°53′41″N 83°7′2″W / 36.89472°N 83.11722°W / 36.89472; -83.11722
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyHarlan
Elevation
1,434 ft (437 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EST)
GNIS feature ID512699[1]

Highsplint is a former coal town with an extinct post office[2] in Harlan County, Kentucky, United States. It was named for the High Splint and Seagraves Coal Companies which operated a mine in the town at that time.[3] Highsplint's first post office was established on February 7, 1918, with John D. Casey as postmaster,[4] remaining in operation until 1974.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Highsplint, Kentucky
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Highsplint, Kentucky
  3. ^ http://www.coaleducation.org/coalhistory/coaltowns/coalcamps/harlan_county_coal_camps.htm
  4. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1988). "Place Names". Kentucky Place Names. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-0179-4.

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