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Poverty
Country United States
State Kentucky
County McLean
Elevation
400 ft (100 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID 508866

Poverty is an unincorporated community located in McLean County, Kentucky, United States. Poverty was named by William Short a local physician who strongly disliked his snobbish neighbors. The neighbors had formed a society called "the Social Circle" whose membership conferred a perceived high social status. Poverty was meant to be an insult.

Poverty has been noted for its unusual place name.

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