Poverty, Kentucky facts for kids
|Location within the state of Kentucky|
|Elevation||400 ft (100 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|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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