Philpot, Kentucky

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Philpot is an unincorporated community in Daviess County, in the U.S. state of Kentucky.[1]


A post office has been in operation under the name Philpot since the 1870s.[2] Philpot was named for Augustus J. Philpot, an early settler.[3]


Philpot used to have an elementary school until it closed down in 2004. Since then, elementary school students from Philpot attend Country Heights Elementary School, which is located on Highway 54 at the easternmost reaches of Owensboro.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Philpot, Kentucky
  2. ^ "Daviess County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (28 August 2013). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 409. ISBN 0-8131-4401-9.