Relief, Kentucky

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Unincorporated community
Relief is located in Kentucky
Relief is located in the US
Location within the state of Kentucky
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
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Morgan
Elevation 732 ft (223 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 508918

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. 
  4. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 110.