Salvisa, Kentucky

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Census-designated place
Salvisa is located in Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°55′00″N 84°51′28″W / 37.91667°N 84.85778°W / 37.91667; -84.85778Coordinates: 37°55′00″N 84°51′28″W / 37.91667°N 84.85778°W / 37.91667; -84.85778
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Mercer
 • Total 1.847 sq mi (4.78 km2)
 • Land 1.840 sq mi (4.77 km2)
 • Water 0.007 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation 807 ft (246 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 420
 • Density 230/sq mi (88/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 40372
Area code(s) 859
GNIS feature ID 502854[3]

Salvisa is a census-designated place in Mercer County, Kentucky, United States. Its population was 420 as of the 2010 census.[2] Salvisa is located at the junction of U.S. Route 127 and Kentucky Route 1987, 10.7 miles (17.2 km) north of Harrodsburg.[4] Salvisa has a post office with ZIP code 40372, which opened on April 4, 1825.[5][6]

Salvisa was laid out in 1816.[7]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Salvisa has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[8]