Wax, Kentucky

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Wax, Kentucky
Unincorporated community
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Location within the state of Kentucky
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Coordinates: 37°21′15″N86°7′20″W / 37.35417°N 86.12222°W / 37.35417; -86.12222 Coordinates: 37°21′15″N86°7′20″W / 37.35417°N 86.12222°W / 37.35417; -86.12222
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Grayson
Elevation 600 ft (200 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 42787
GNIS feature ID 509326 [1]

Wax is an unincorporated community in Grayson County, Kentucky, United States. The Wax Post Office closed in September 1994. [2]

Unincorporated area Region of land not governed by own local government

In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by a local municipal corporation; similarly an unincorporated community is a settlement that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather is administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country. Occasionally, municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, and services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are very rare; typically remote, outlying, sparsely populated or uninhabited areas.

Grayson County, Kentucky County in the United States

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The community took its name from beeswax sold at the general store. [3]

Beeswax chemical compound

Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honey bees of the genus Apis. The wax is formed into scales by eight wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments of worker bees, which discard it in or at the hive. The hive workers collect and use it to form cells for honey storage and larval and pupal protection within the beehive. Chemically, beeswax consists mainly of esters of fatty acids and various long-chain alcohols.

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