Democrat, Kentucky

Democrat is an unincorporated community in Letcher County, in the U.S. state of Kentucky.[1]


A post office called Democrat was established in 1892, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1985.[2] The community was named from the fact the postmaster was politically a Democrat.[3]


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Democrat, Kentucky
  2. "Letcher County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  3. Bergstrom, Bill (December 11, 1984). "Origins of place names are traced". Kentucky New Era. pp. 2B. Retrieved 29 April 2015.

Coordinates: 37°14′00″N 82°48′12″W / 37.23333°N 82.80333°W / 37.23333; -82.80333

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