Thealka, Kentucky

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Unincorporated community
Thealka Park
Thealka Park
Thealka is located in Kentucky
Thealka is located in the US
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°49′19″N 82°47′20″W / 37.82194°N 82.78889°W / 37.82194; -82.78889Coordinates: 37°49′19″N 82°47′20″W / 37.82194°N 82.78889°W / 37.82194; -82.78889
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Johnson
Elevation 620 ft (190 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 41240
GNIS feature ID 509201

Thealka is an unincorporated community in Johnson County, Kentucky, United States. It was created by the North East Coal Company in 1906 and was originally called Muddy Branch. In 1911, it was renamed "Thealka" after the steamboat known by the same name. Both the community and the steamboat were named after John C.C. Mayo's wife, Alice Jane Mayo, who was given the nickname "Alka".[1] Thealka is in the 41240 ZIP Code Tabulation Area, which includes the nearby city of Paintsville.


Thealka has an elevation of 620 feet above sea level.[2]


Most students residing in Thealka attend:[3]


Thealka boasts Johnson County Park and Recreational Area, more commonly known as Thealka Park. The park features a playground, an outdoor basketball court, an outdoor volleyball court, walking trails, two baseball fields, and two picnic shelters.


  1. ^ Thealka, Kentucky University of Kentucky. Retrieved on 2010-11-2
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thealka, Kentucky Retrieved on 2010-11-2
  3. ^ Johnson County Schools Retrieved on 2010-11-2