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Postmark from Whoopflarea, Kentucky
|Elevation||971 ft (296 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||516350|
The town name has several proposed origins. The most accepted is the whoop of owls made in the remote area. Other origins include lost persons in the area and the resulting search. They literally whooped for Larry or Laura.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Whoopflarea, Kentucky
- Strecker, Zoe; Finch, Jackie Sheckler (1 July 2009). Kentucky Off the Beaten Path. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 11. ISBN 978-0-7627-5790-9.
- Rennick, Charles (1984). Kentucky Place Names. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky. p. 318.
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