Soft Shell, Kentucky

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Soft Shell
Unincorporated community
Soft Shell is located in Kentucky
Soft Shell
Soft Shell
Soft Shell is located in the US
Soft Shell
Soft Shell
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°24′8″N 82°56′32″W / 37.40222°N 82.94222°W / 37.40222; -82.94222Coordinates: 37°24′8″N 82°56′32″W / 37.40222°N 82.94222°W / 37.40222; -82.94222
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Knott
Elevation 1,125 ft (343 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 41853
GNIS feature ID 509089[1]

Soft Shell is an unincorporated community within Knott County, Kentucky, United States.


A post office called Soft Shell was established in 1926, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1985.[2] Soft Shell was originally built up chiefly by "soft shell" Old Regular Baptists, hence the name.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Soft Shell, Kentucky
  2. ^ "Knott County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Scriba, Jay (15 October 1970). "From Sleepy Eye to Chicken Bristle, USA". The Milwaukee Journal. Retrieved 22 April 2015.