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Hecla, Kentucky
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Coordinates: 37°17′6″N 87°31′37″W / 37.28500°N 87.52694°W / 37.28500; -87.52694Coordinates: 37°17′6″N 87°31′37″W / 37.28500°N 87.52694°W / 37.28500; -87.52694
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Hopkins
413 ft (126 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CST)
GNIS feature ID 493995

Hecla is an unincorporated community located in Hopkins County, Kentucky, United States. It was also called Hechla.

Hecla began as a company town where the workers of a mine operated by the Hecla Coal and Mining Company lived. The first mine opened there in 1873.

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