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Do you know of King ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about King. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with King.

Our sources for King (see Mentions and References below) indicate that it was a community with a post office by the same name. Unfortunately our sources aren't clear about the location of King other than they indicate that King would be found somewhere in Knox County, Kentucky.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1902 and closed  in 1951.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named King ...

We found 32 communities that share the name King.

Within Kentucky, the name King is unique.

Beyond Kentucky, we know of another 32 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Fulton County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of King [Fulton County].
      • Sevier County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of King [Sevier County].
    • California
      • Orange County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of King [Orange County].
      • San Bernardino County
      • Please visit our profile page for the California community of King [San Bernardino County].
    • Colorado
      • Park County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of King [Park County].
    • Idaho
      • Gooding County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of King [Gooding County].
    • Illinois
      • Greene County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of King [Greene County].
    • Indiana
      • Gibson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of King [Gibson County].
    • Iowa
      • Dubuque County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of King [Dubuque County].
    • Kansas
      • Edwards County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of King [Edwards County].
    • Louisiana
      • Madison Parish
      • Please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of King [Madison Parish].
    • Michigan
      • Alpena County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of King [Alpena County].
      • Benzie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of King [Benzie County].
      • Dickinson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of King [Dickinson County].
      • Shiawassee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of King [Shiawassee County].
    • Mississippi
      • Rankin County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of King [Rankin County].
    • New Mexico
      • Lea County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of King [Lea County].
    • North Carolina
      • Forsyth County
      • Please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of King [Forsyth County].
    • North Dakota
      • Logan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of King [Logan County].
    • Oklahoma
      • King #
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of King.
    • Oregon
      • Marion County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of King [Marion County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bedford County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of King [Bedford County].
    • Tennessee
      • Campbell County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of King [Campbell County].
    • Texas
      • Coryell County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of King [Coryell County].
      • Hartley County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of King [Hartley County].
      • Red River County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of King [Red River County].
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Utah community of King [Davis County].
    • Virginia
      • Augusta County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of King [Augusta County].
      • Salem City
      • Please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of King [Salem City].
    • West Virginia
      • Clay County
      • Please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of King [Clay County].
      • Wetzel County
      • Please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of King [Wetzel County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Waupaca County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of King [Waupaca County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for King ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about King:

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<2>

Rand McNally Map of Kentucky (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

The FIPS database contains an entry for King.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 21/42544   (Place Name: King)

County: Knox     (FIPS State/County: 21/121)

Class: U8

Identifies a populated place (in this case, King) located wholly or substantially outside the boundaries of an incorporated place or CDP (Census Designated Place) but whose name has not been verified as authoritative by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

More Orphans in  Knox County ...

Can you help?

As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Knox County.

AnchorIndiancreek
  
BadenJarvis Store
Baileys SwitchJarvis
Baileys 
BarnyardKnoxfork
Bennettsville 
BerthaLay
BeverlyLindsay
Big Bull CreekLittle Bull Creek
BirdseyeLoulynn
Bryants StoreLovell
 Lunsford
Clate 
CoalportMesser
CrissMiddlepoint
 Mills
ElysMintons
  
FountOdds
  
GarrichPlace
Green Road 
 Salt Gum
HubbsSouthland
HujelSteff
  
Indian CreekYeager

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that King could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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