Sample, Kentucky

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Sample, Kentucky
Sample is located in Kentucky
Sample
Sample
Sample is located in the United States
Sample
Sample
Coordinates: 37°54′16″N 86°28′52″W / 37.90444°N 86.48111°W / 37.90444; -86.48111Coordinates: 37°54′16″N 86°28′52″W / 37.90444°N 86.48111°W / 37.90444; -86.48111
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyBreckinridge
Elevation
423 ft (129 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
40163
GNIS feature ID502882[1]

Sample is an unincorporated community within Breckinridge County, Kentucky, United States. It was also known as Chicken Bristle.

History[edit]

This community, which was located on the CSX Railroad line, north of Hardinsburg, was originally named "Chicken Bristle" because of the famous cockfights which were held there. People came from many other states and as far away as Chicago and New York City to attend the fights.

The Sample post office closed in 1992.[2] The origin of the name "Sample" is obscure.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sample, Kentucky
  2. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Who We Are - USPS".
  3. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. pp. 141–143.