Happy, Kentucky


Happy is an unincorporated community located in Perry County, Kentucky, United States.

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Happy
Location within the state of Kentucky
Happy
Happy (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°12′14″N 83°5′48″W
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyPerry
Elevation
935 ft (285 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
41746
GNIS feature ID493697[1]

A post office called Happy was established in 1908.[2] The community's name recalls the happy mood of a large share of the first settlers.[3] Happy has been noted for its unusual place name.[4]

References


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Happy, Kentucky
  2. "Perry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  3. Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 60.
  4. LIFE. 31 January 1944. p. 57. ISSN 0024-3019.