Mud Lick, Kentucky

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Mud Lick
Unincorporated community
Kentucky Route 63 in Mud Lick
Kentucky Route 63 in Mud Lick
Mud Lick is located in Kentucky
Mud Lick
Mud Lick
Location within the state of Kentucky
Mud Lick is located in the US
Mud Lick
Mud Lick
Mud Lick (the US)
Coordinates: 36°45′10″N 85°46′50″W / 36.75278°N 85.78056°W / 36.75278; -85.78056Coordinates: 36°45′10″N 85°46′50″W / 36.75278°N 85.78056°W / 36.75278; -85.78056
CountryUnited States
Elevation1,027 ft (313 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (CDT)
ZIP codes42167
GNIS feature ID498989[1]

Mud Lick is a rural unincorporated community in Monroe County, Kentucky, United States.[1] It is concentrated around the intersection of Kentucky Route 63 and Kentucky Route 870, northwest of Tompkinsville.


The community is believed to have been named for a salty stream that was frequently rendered muddy by animals drinking from it.[2] A post office operated at Mud Lick from 1853 until the 1980s.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

Former WWE wrestler Hillbilly Jim was billed as being from Mud Lick, Kentucky.[3] He now hosts a radio show, Hillbilly Jim's Moonshine Matinee, on the Sirius XM radio station Outlaw Country (Channel 60), and references himself as broadcasting from Mud Lick, Kentucky.[4]

An X-Files episode, "Kitten" S11 E6 (first aired February 7, 2018) takes place primarily in Mud Lick, with some scenes in Vietnam and FBI Headquarters (Virginia). The premise is that U.S. Marines in Vietnam were exposed to a mind-altering gas, and later subjected to experiments at a facility in Mud Lick, making them see monsters and go on lethal rampages.


  1. ^ a b "Mud Lick". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 207. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
  3. ^ "Hillbilly Jim". WWE. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  4. ^ Outlaw Country, Sirius XM website. Accessed: 5 April 2017.