Tyrone, Kentucky

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Tyrone
Tyrone is located in Kentucky
Tyrone
Tyrone
Location within the state of Kentucky
Tyrone is located in the United States
Tyrone
Tyrone
Tyrone (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°1′58″N 84°50′11″W / 38.03278°N 84.83639°W / 38.03278; -84.83639Coordinates: 38°1′58″N 84°50′11″W / 38.03278°N 84.83639°W / 38.03278; -84.83639
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyAnderson
Elevation
528 ft (161 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID505753[1]

Tyrone is an unincorporated community located in Anderson County, Kentucky, United States. It is located east of Lawrenceburg along the Kentucky River.

A distillery was opened circa 1868 and acquired by T.B. Ripy, who expanded the facility. The town is named after County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, where the Ripy family was from. The community was originally called Streamville, but was eventually renamed, sometime after the distillery was so named in 1883.[2] In 1905, the sons of T.B. Ripy opened the Ripy Brothers Distillery.[3]

The population of the village reached 1,000 before Prohibition. The distillery closed, but was later re-opened and is now where Wild Turkey (bourbon) is manufactured.[4]

Its post office was opened in 1882 as Coke (the name of the postmaster), was renamed Tyrone in 1893, and is now closed.[5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tyrone, Kentucky
  2. ^ History and Families, Anderson County, Kentucky, p. 8-9 (Turner Publishing Company 1991)
  3. ^ Scott, Berkeley and Jeanine. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail, pp. 24, 56-57, 104 (Arcadia Publishing 2009)
  4. ^ Tyrone - Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer, uky.edu, Retrieved 4 March 2013)
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tyrone KY post office
  6. ^ Jurgensen, Melissa C. River Towns of Central Kentucky, p. 11-20 (Arcadia Publishing 2008)
  7. ^ Rennick, Robert M. Kentucky Place Names, p. 300 (1984)

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