Location within the state of Kentucky
|Coordinates: 37°16′40″N 83°15′18″W / 37.27778°N 83.25500°WCoordinates: 37°16′40″N 83°15′18″W / 37.27778°N 83.25500°W|
|Elevation||1,037 ft (316 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||516091|
Typo gained its name from loggers who tied poles to their logs to make rafts at the community. Since the community is located at the mouth of Big Creek into the Kentucky River, loggers made their rafts there before continuing downriver. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Typo, Kentucky
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Typo KY post office
- Blackford, Linda B. (December 27, 2006). "Origins of name mostly a mystery, but Typo spells home". Chicago Tribune.
- Don Voorhees (4 October 2011). The Super Book of Useless Information: The Most Powerfully Unnecessary Things You Never Need to Know. Penguin Group US. p. 69. ISBN 978-1-101-54513-3.