Typo, Kentucky

Unincorporated community

Location within the state of Kentucky

Coordinates: 37°16′40″N 83°15′18″W / 37.27778°N 83.25500°W / 37.27778; -83.25500Coordinates: 37°16′40″N 83°15′18″W / 37.27778°N 83.25500°W / 37.27778; -83.25500
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Perry
Elevation 1,037 ft (316 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 41771
GNIS feature ID 516091[1]

Typo is an unincorporated community within Perry County, Kentucky, United States. Its post office[2] has been closed.

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.[3] It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.[4]


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