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Poverty
Unincorporated community
Location within the state of Kentucky
Country United States
State Kentucky
County McLean
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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