Hill Top, Fleming County, Kentucky

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Hill Top, Kentucky
Unincorporated community
Hill Top is located in Kentucky
Hill Top
Hill Top
Coordinates: 38°21′37″N 83°50′21″W / 38.36028°N 83.83917°W / 38.36028; -83.83917Coordinates: 38°21′37″N 83°50′21″W / 38.36028°N 83.83917°W / 38.36028; -83.83917
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Fleming
Elevation 899 ft (274 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 606
GNIS feature ID 494256[1]

Hill Top is an unincorporated community in Fleming County, Kentucky, United States. Hill Top is located at the junction of Kentucky Route 170 and Kentucky Route 1347, 7.1 miles (11.4 km) southwest of Flemingsburg.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Franklin Sousley, one of the men shown in the famous Joe Rosenthal Associated Press photograph of US Marines and Sailors raising the second US flag on Iwo Jima, was born in Hill Top on 19 September 1925. He was killed in action on Iwo Jima after having been shot by a Japanese sniper on 21 March 1945, about a month after the famous photograph was captured. He was only 19 years of age. His body was first interred on Iwo Jima, but was later returned home for his final interment on May 8, 1947, in Elizaville Cemetery.