Charleston, Kentucky

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Charleston, Kentucky
Charleston is located in Kentucky
Charleston
Charleston
Charleston is located in the United States
Charleston
Charleston
Coordinates: 37°13′29″N 87°40′19″W / 37.22472°N 87.67194°W / 37.22472; -87.67194Coordinates: 37°13′29″N 87°40′19″W / 37.22472°N 87.67194°W / 37.22472; -87.67194
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyHopkins
Elevation
531 ft (162 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CST)
GNIS feature ID489364[1]

Charleston is an unincorporated community in southwestern Hopkins County, Kentucky, United States.

According to legend, it was named for "Free Charles", a former slave, who kept a tavern there. A Charleston post office was in operation from 1855 to 1909.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Charleston, Kentucky
  2. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 56. ISBN 0813126312. Retrieved 2013-04-28.