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Country United States
State Kentucky
County Whitley
955 ft (291 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CST)
GNIS feature ID 516427

Wofford is an unincorporated community and coal town in Whitley County, Kentucky, United States. It is located approximately three miles north-northeast of Williamsburg on Route 26.


Wofford was initially named Mahan for a local family in residence. When a rural branch of the Williamsburg Post Office was established on April 27, 1900, the community was renamed Wofford (Rennick 1984, p. 323). The post office was later closed and reincorporated into the Williamsburg Post Office.

  • Rennick, R.M. (1984). Kentucky Place Names. The University of Kentucky Press.
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