Knob Lick, Metcalfe County, Kentucky
|Knob Lick, Kentucky|
|Elevation||801 ft (244 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||508404|
Knob Lick is an unincorporated community in Metcalfe County, Kentucky, United States. Knob Lick is located on Kentucky Route 70, 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Edmonton. Knob Lick has a post office with ZIP code 42154.
Knob Lick was settled in the 1790s as part of a tract of land granted to Austin Allen. The community was originally known as Antioch after the local church, which opened in 1838. A post office opened on June 10, 1848, under the name Knob Creek; the name was changed to Antioch in 1851, and the post office closed in 1857. The post office reopened on July 23, 1867, as Knob Lick; Frank S. Ewing was the first postmaster of the new post office. The name Knob Lick came from a lick located south of a knob north of the post office.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Knob Lick, Metcalfe County, Kentucky
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- Rennick, Robert M. Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
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