Possum Trot, Kentucky

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Possum Trot, Kentucky
Possum Trot, Kentucky (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°0′20″N88°25′50″W / 37.00556°N 88.43056°W / 37.00556; -88.43056 Coordinates: 37°0′20″N88°25′50″W / 37.00556°N 88.43056°W / 37.00556; -88.43056
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Marshall
Elevation
344 ft (105 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CST)
GNIS feature ID501168 [1]

Possum Trot is an unincorporated community in Marshall County, Kentucky, United States. [2] Possum Trot is located on Highway 62 between Paducah and Calvert City in the Jackson Purchase region of Western Kentucky.

Possum Trot has been noted for its unusual place name. [3]

Notable People

Robert H. Grubbs, ForMemRS (February 27, 1942 – December 19, 2021) was an American chemist and the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. He was a co-recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on olefin metathesis. [4]

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F. Sherwood Rowland

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Possum Trot is a former town in northeastern Stone County, Missouri, United States. It is located approximately 5.5 miles (8.85 km) southwest of Nixa on Missouri Route M. Only the remains of a school named Fairview and a house are left. Fairview was a one-room school which had grades 1 through 8 and was locally called Possum Trot School.

Union City, Missouri

Union City is an unincorporated community in northern Stone County, Missouri, United States. It is located approximately 3.5 miles south of Clever at the intersection of routes M and K. Possum Trot is about two miles to the east on route M.

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Monkey's Eyebrow is a rural unincorporated community in Ballard County, Kentucky, United States. It is generally the northwesternmost community in the Jackson Purchase area of western Kentucky that is identified on the highway maps distributed by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The community is part of the Paducah, KY-IL Micropolitan Statistical Area. A few different theories exist regarding the origin of the community's unique name.

Uvas Creek

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Possum Trot or Possumtrot may refer to:

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Possum Trot is an unincorporated community in Highland County, Virginia, United States. The community is located 4.7 miles (7.6 km) northeast of Monterey, Virginia and 2.1 miles (3.4 km) southeast of Blue Grass, Virginia on State Route 635. Possum Trot is cradled by the long ridge line of Monterey Mountain to the west and Ginseng Mountain to the north.

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Possum Trot, Kentucky
  2. "Possum Trot". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey.
  3. "Get the scoop on all of Northern Kentucky's weird town names, from Rabbit Hash to Sugartit". WCPO-TV. April 2, 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  4. "Press Release, 5 October 2005". The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2005. NobelPrize.org. Retrieved April 12, 2016.