Relief, Kentucky

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Relief is located in Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Relief is located in the United States
Relief (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°56′41″N 82°59′43″W / 37.94472°N 82.99528°W / 37.94472; -82.99528Coordinates: 37°56′41″N 82°59′43″W / 37.94472°N 82.99528°W / 37.94472; -82.99528
CountryUnited States
732 ft (223 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID508918

Relief is an unincorporated community in Morgan County, Kentucky, United States. It lies along Route 172 east of the city of West Liberty, the county seat of Morgan County.[1] Its elevation is 732 feet (223 m).[2]

A post office called Relief was established in 1859, and remained in operation until 1983.[3] For the early settlers, the convenience of having a post office in the community was a "relief", hence the name.[4]


  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '06. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2006, p. 43.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Relief, Kentucky, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-09-20. Accessed 2008-01-03.
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 110.