Sugartit, Kentucky

Sugartit, Kentucky
Former settlement
Sugartit, Kentucky
Coordinates: 38°58′22″N 84°39′46″W / 38.97278°N 84.66278°W / 38.97278; -84.66278Coordinates: 38°58′22″N 84°39′46″W / 38.97278°N 84.66278°W / 38.97278; -84.66278
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Boone
Elevation 794 ft (242 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 504705[1]

Sugartit (also known as Gunpowder)[2] is a former community in Boone County, Kentucky, United States. It was located at the intersection of U.S. Route 42 and Kentucky Route 237 between the cities of Florence and Union.[3] Sugartit has been noted for its unusual place name.[4]

According to one account, the community received its name when the local men would spend all day at its general store and return home late for dinner; their wives would remark that they "had to have a sugartit at the store".[2] The community no longer exists; the last surviving structure was the Sugartit Asphalt factory.[5]


  1. "Sugartit". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. 1 2 Tenkotte, Paul A.; James C. Claypool (2009). Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky.
  3. State Primary Road System: Boone County (PDF) (Map). Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. 2011. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
  4. Strecker, Zoe; Finch, Jackie Sheckler (1 July 2009). Kentucky Off the Beaten Path. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 11. ISBN 978-0-7627-5790-9.
  5. "Union, Kentucky: Town Name Sugartit". Retrieved June 20, 2012.

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