Lair, Kentucky

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Lair, Kentucky
Unincorporated community
Lair is located in Kentucky
Lair is located in the US
Coordinates: 38°20′31″N 84°18′28″W / 38.34194°N 84.30778°W / 38.34194; -84.30778Coordinates: 38°20′31″N 84°18′28″W / 38.34194°N 84.30778°W / 38.34194; -84.30778
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Harrison
Elevation 738 ft (225 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 859
GNIS feature ID 495908[1]

Lair is an unincorporated community in Harrison County, Kentucky, United States. Lair is located on U.S. Route 27, 3.4 miles (5.5 km) south of Cynthiana.[2]


A post office was established as Lair's Station in 1860, was renamed Lair in 1882, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1920.[3] In the 1870s, the community contained a store, two gristmills, and two distilleries.[4]


  1. ^ "Lair". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ State Primary Road System: Harrison County (PDF) (Map). Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Harrison County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Collins, Lewis (1877). History of Kentucky. p. 322.