Joy, Kentucky

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Unincorporated community
Joy is located in Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Joy is located in the US
Joy (the US)
Coordinates: 37°21′18″N 88°23′9″W / 37.35500°N 88.38583°W / 37.35500; -88.38583Coordinates: 37°21′18″N 88°23′9″W / 37.35500°N 88.38583°W / 37.35500; -88.38583
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Livingston
Elevation 423 ft (129 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CST)
GNIS feature ID 513083[1]

Joy is an unincorporated community in Livingston County, Kentucky, United States. It was also known as the Lawless Blacksmith Shop.[2]


A post office called Joy was established in 1896, and remained in operation until 1957.[3] The name "Joy" most likely was selected on account of its brevity.[4]

The Mantle Rock Archeological District, which is associated with the Cherokee Trail of Tears, is nearby and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Joy, Kentucky
  2. ^ Detail for Lawless Blacksmith Shop
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  4. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 71.