Possum Trot, Kentucky

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Possum Trot, Kentucky
Possum Trot, Kentucky is located in Kentucky
Possum Trot, Kentucky
Possum Trot, Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Possum Trot, Kentucky is located in the United States
Possum Trot, Kentucky
Possum Trot, Kentucky
Possum Trot, Kentucky (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°0′20″N 88°25′50″W / 37.00556°N 88.43056°W / 37.00556; -88.43056Coordinates: 37°0′20″N 88°25′50″W / 37.00556°N 88.43056°W / 37.00556; -88.43056
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyMarshall
Elevation
344 ft (105 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CST)
GNIS feature ID501168[1]

Possum Trot is an unincorporated community in Marshall County, Kentucky, United States.[2] Possum Trot is located on Highway 62 between Paducah and Calvert City in the Jackson Purchase region of Western Kentucky.

Possum Trot has been noted for its unusual place name.[3]

Notable People[edit]

Robert H. Grubbs, ForMemRS (February 27, 1942 – December 19, 2021) was an American chemist and the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. He was a co-recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on olefin metathesis.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Possum Trot, Kentucky
  2. ^ "Possum Trot". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ "Get the scoop on all of Northern Kentucky's weird town names, from Rabbit Hash to Sugartit". WCPO-TV. April 2, 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Press Release, 5 October 2005". The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2005. NobelPrize.org. Retrieved April 12, 2016.