Virgie, Kentucky

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Virgie, Kentucky
Census-designated place (CDP)
Company homes in Virgie in 1940
Company homes in Virgie in 1940
Location in Pike County and the state of Kentucky.
Location in Pike County and the state of Kentucky.
Coordinates: 37°20′06″N 82°34′47″W / 37.33500°N 82.57972°W / 37.33500; -82.57972Coordinates: 37°20′06″N 82°34′47″W / 37.33500°N 82.57972°W / 37.33500; -82.57972
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Pike
Elevation 902 ft (275 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 41572
Area code(s) 606
GNIS feature ID 506067

Virgie is an Census-designated place (CDP) located along Kentucky Route 1469 in Pike County, Kentucky, United States. Virgie's post office was established as Clintwood on April 3, 1890, with James M. Damron as postmaster. It was later renamed "Virgie" after the daughter of local resident, W.O.B. Ratliff, who was a lawyer and lumber dealer in Pikeville.[1]

Geography[edit]

Virgie is located at an elevation of 902 feet (275 m).[2]

Education[edit]

Most students residing in Virgie attend:

  • Valley Elementary School
  • Shelby Valley High School

Notable residents[edit]

  • Todd May - 1982 Kentucky "Mr. Basketball". Todd May attended Virgie High School while Phillip M. Johnson was the principal there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1988). "Place Names". Kentucky Place Names. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-0179-4. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Virgie, Kentucky

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