Knob Lick, Metcalfe County, Kentucky facts for kids

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Knob Lick, Kentucky
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Metcalfe
Elevation 801 ft (244 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 42154
Area code(s) 270
GNIS feature ID 508404

Knob Lick is an unincorporated community in Metcalfe County, Kentucky, United States. Knob Lick is located on Kentucky Route 70, 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Edmonton. Knob Lick has a post office with ZIP code 42154.

History

Knob Lick was settled in the 1790s as part of a tract of land granted to Austin Allen. The community was originally known as Antioch after the local church, which opened in 1838. A post office opened on June 10, 1848, under the name Knob Creek; the name was changed to Antioch in 1851, and the post office closed in 1857. The post office reopened on July 23, 1867, as Knob Lick; Frank S. Ewing was the first postmaster of the new post office. The name Knob Lick came from a lick located south of a knob north of the post office.


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