Virgie, Kentucky

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Virgie, Kentucky
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
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyPike
Elevation
902 ft (275 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
41572
Area code(s)606
GNIS feature ID506067

Virgie is a 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]

Public education in Virgie is administered by Pike County Schools, which operates Valley Elementary School and Shelby Valley High School. Formerly George F. Johnson Elementary School and Virgie Middle School (formerly Virgie High School) were the education systems in the town of Virgie, until the new integrated primary school system known as Valley Elementary.

Virgie has a lending library, a branch of the Pike County Public Library.[3]

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
  3. ^ "Kentucky Public Library Directory". Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Archived from the original on 11 January 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.

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