Hot Spot, Kentucky

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Hot Spot
Hot Spot is located in Kentucky
Hot Spot
Hot Spot
Location within the state of Kentucky
Hot Spot is located in the United States
Hot Spot
Hot Spot
Hot Spot (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°7′39″N 82°55′0″W / 37.12750°N 82.91667°W / 37.12750; -82.91667Coordinates: 37°7′39″N 82°55′0″W / 37.12750°N 82.91667°W / 37.12750; -82.91667
CountryUnited States
1,066 ft (325 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID494624[1]

Hot Spot is an unincorporated community and coal town in Letcher County, Kentucky, United States.

Hot Spot was named for the Hot Spot Coal Company.[2] It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.[3][4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hot Spot, Kentucky
  2. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 145. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
  3. ^ Parker, Quentin (2010). Welcome to Horneytown, North Carolina, Population: 15: An insider's guide to 201 of the world's weirdest and wildest places. Adams Media. pp. x.
  4. ^ Strecker, Zoe; Finch, Jackie Sheckler (1 July 2009). Kentucky Off the Beaten Path. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 11. ISBN 978-0-7627-5790-9.