Lerose, Kentucky

Unincorporated community

Location within the state of Kentucky

Coordinates: 37°28′56″N 83°36′56″W / 37.48222°N 83.61556°W / 37.48222; -83.61556Coordinates: 37°28′56″N 83°36′56″W / 37.48222°N 83.61556°W / 37.48222; -83.61556
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Owsley
Elevation 741 ft (226 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 41344
GNIS feature ID 513339[1]

Lerose[2] is a small settlement in Owsley County, Kentucky, United States,[3] in the "Kentucky Highlands" region.[4] It is 370 miles from the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. Nearby places include the county seat of Booneville, Chestnut Gap, and Tallega. It has a cemetery[5] and several hollows.[6] The Lerose community was named after Lleaner Rose, who ran a local store. He was known by the locals as Lee Rose, thus giving the community its current name. "Lee" later had a grandson, Chester Clay Rose, who was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. His body is entombed in the remains of the USS Arizona.[7]


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