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Furnace, Kentucky
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Estill
Elevation 1,257 ft (383 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 512266

Furnace is an unincorporated community located in Estill County, Kentucky, United States.


Settlers found the surrounding area rich in iron ore. The Estill Steam Furnace, a blast furnace was established in about 1830.

A post office was established in the community in 1857, and named for the Estill Steam Furnace. This was shortened to Furnace in 1882. The post office was discontinued in 1975.

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