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Cleopatra is located in Kentucky
Location in Kentucky
Cleopatra is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Kentucky
County McLean
453 ft (138 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID 507714

Cleopatra is an unincorporated community located in McLean County, Kentucky, United States. It was also known as Tichenors Store. Thomas Cicero (T.C.) Tichenor established a store in 1867. Cleopatra was incorporated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1862. The boundaries of the town were defined as half a mile in each of four directions from a stone in front of Tichenors Store. The 1884 edition of the Kentucky State Gazetteer and Business Directory describes Cleopatra as having a population of 50 with semi-weekly mail service. Tichenor served as the postmaster. Other enterprises listed include M.D. Bandy, blacksmith; Reverend J. A. Brooks (Baptist preacher); A B. Hadon, grocer; J.F. McGuin, carpenter; G.W. Moseley, flour mill; Sherwood Massey, coal miner; C.R. Robertson, physician and W.K. Robertson, pharmacist. Tichenors store is described as a dry goods store. Tichenor eventually sold his store to a brother-in-law, James Fincastle "Fin" Short who eventually sold to Courtland Lee (C.L.) Short. The building burned in 1918. In 1923, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Leachman converted a lodge hall into a store.

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