Knob Lick, Metcalfe County, Kentucky

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Knob Lick, Kentucky
Unincorporated community
Knob Lick, Kentucky is located in Kentucky
Knob Lick, Kentucky
Knob Lick, Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°04′42″N 85°41′40″W / 37.07833°N 85.69444°W / 37.07833; -85.69444Coordinates: 37°04′42″N 85°41′40″W / 37.07833°N 85.69444°W / 37.07833; -85.69444
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Metcalfe
Elevation 801 ft (244 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 42154
Area code(s) 270
GNIS feature ID 508404[1]

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.[2]


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.[3]