Pruden, Kentucky and Tennessee

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Unincorporated community
Houses along Pruden Road
Houses along Pruden Road
Pruden is located in Tennessee
Location on Kentucky–Tennessee border
Pruden is located in the US
Pruden (the US)
Coordinates: 36°35′10″N 83°54′04″W / 36.58611°N 83.90111°W / 36.58611; -83.90111Coordinates: 36°35′10″N 83°54′04″W / 36.58611°N 83.90111°W / 36.58611; -83.90111
CountryUnited States
StatesKentucky and Tennessee
CountyBell (Kentucky) and Claiborne (Tennessee)
Elevation1,260 ft (380 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code37851[1]
GNIS feature ID1310724[2]

Pruden is an unincorporated community located partly in Bell County, Kentucky and partly in Claiborne County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States.[2] It is located along Tennessee State Route 90 and Kentucky Route 74, which intersect at the state line, in the upper Clearfork Valley.[3][4] Pruden had a post office on the Tennessee side of the border from September 20, 1906, to May 21, 2011; it still has its own ZIP code, 37851.[1][5]


  1. ^ a b United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  2. ^ a b "Pruden, Tennessee". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ State Primary Road System: Bell County (PDF) (Map). Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  4. ^ Claiborne County, Tennessee General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Tennessee Department of Transportation. 2010. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
  5. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved December 9, 2012.