Headquarters, Kentucky

Unincorporated community

Location within the state of Kentucky

Coordinates: 38°21′30″N 84°6′52″W / 38.35833°N 84.11444°W / 38.35833; -84.11444Coordinates: 38°21′30″N 84°6′52″W / 38.35833°N 84.11444°W / 38.35833; -84.11444
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Nicholas
Elevation 958 ft (292 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 493975

Headquarters is an unincorporated community in Nicholas County, Kentucky, United States. It lies along the concurrent Routes 32 and 36 northwest of the city of Carlisle, the county seat of Nicholas County.[1] Its elevation is 958 feet (292 m).[2]

A post office operated in Headquarters from 1848 to 1906. The origins of the place name Headquarters is unclear. Some hold it to be the translation of a Native American word, and others claim its name derives from the site's role as an early trading post, while still others believe the name is a corruption of 'headwaters', for its location at the confluence of two waterways.[3]


  1. Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '06. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2006, p. 43.
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Headquarters, Kentucky, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-09-20. Accessed 2008-01-03.
  3. Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 135. Retrieved 2013-04-28.

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