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Tyrone
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Anderson
Elevation 528 ft (161 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 505753

Tyrone is an unincorporated community located in Anderson County, Kentucky, United States. It is located east of Lawrenceburg along the Kentucky River.

A distillery was opened circa 1868 and acquired by T.B. Ripy, who expanded the facility. The town is named after County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, where the Ripy family was from. The community was originally called Streamville, but was eventually renamed, sometime after the distillery was so named in 1883. In 1905, the sons of T.B. Ripy opened the Ripy Brothers Distillery.

The population of the village reached 1,000 before Prohibition. The distillery closed, but was later re-opened and is now where Wild Turkey (bourbon) is manufactured.

Its post office was opened in 1882 as Coke (the name of the postmaster), was renamed Tyrone in 1893, and is now closed.

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