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Keene, Kentucky
Keene, Kentucky is located in Kentucky
Keene, Kentucky
Keene, Kentucky
Location in Kentucky
Keene, Kentucky is located in the United States
Keene, Kentucky
Keene, Kentucky
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Jessamine
Incorporated 1844
Named for Keene, New Hampshire
 • Total 0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)
 • Land 0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
906 ft (276 m)
 • Total 99
 • Density 804.88/sq mi (311.06/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code 21-41716
GNIS feature ID 495592

Keene is a home rule-class city located in Jessamine County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is home to the Keene Springs Hotel. The U.S. Census Bureau does not record Keene as a city and does not publish a population figure for the community.


The community grew up around a stone mill erected in 1794 and was originally laid out as North Liberty in 1813. In 1830, however, the first postmaster Ephraim Carter named his new post office after Keene, New Hampshire, the hometown he shared with local store owner Harvey Huggins. The city was formally incorporated by the state assembly in 1844.

It was also known as Hard Scrabble.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Keene has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 99
U.S. Decennial Census

Notable people

  • Jimmy Blythe, composer, pianist
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