Dekoven, Kentucky

Unincorporated community

Location within the state of Kentucky

Coordinates: 37°34′29″N 88°4′20″W / 37.57472°N 88.07222°W / 37.57472; -88.07222Coordinates: 37°34′29″N 88°4′20″W / 37.57472°N 88.07222°W / 37.57472; -88.07222
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Union
Elevation 400 ft (100 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 490789[1]

Dekoven is an unincorporated community and coal town in Union County, Kentucky, United States.

In 1843 a native of Flanders, Belgium started a coal mining operation. He named the community DeKoven, Flemish for "a camp or village among the hills". A post office was established in 1871, and the post office was discontinued after 1938.[2]


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dekoven, Kentucky
  2. Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 80. Retrieved 2013-04-28.

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