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Flat Lick, Kentucky

Flat Lick is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Knox County, Kentucky, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 960.[2]

Flat Lick, Kentucky
Flat Lick is located in Kentucky
Flat Lick
Flat Lick
Flat Lick is located in the United States
Flat Lick
Flat Lick
Coordinates: 36°49′44″N 83°46′13″W / 36.82889°N 83.77028°W / 36.82889; -83.77028Coordinates: 36°49′44″N 83°46′13″W / 36.82889°N 83.77028°W / 36.82889; -83.77028
CountryUnited States
 • Total4.78 sq mi (12.39 km2)
 • Land4.78 sq mi (12.38 km2)
 • Water0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
1,040 ft (320 m)
 • Total960
 • Density201/sq mi (77.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)606
FIPS code21-27730
GNIS feature ID492198[1]

The oldest community in the county, Flat Lick was settled before 1784 and named for a salty rock which attracted wild animals.[3]


Flat Lick is in eastern Knox County, northeast of the Cumberland River. U.S. Route 25E forms the western edge of the CDP; the highway leads northwest 9 miles (14 km) to Barbourville, the county seat, and southeast 7 miles (11 km) to Pineville.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Flat Lick CDP has an area of 4.8 square miles (12.4 km2), of which 1.7 acres (6,760 m2), or 0.05%, are water.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Flat Lick, Kentucky
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Flat Lick CDP, Kentucky". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  3. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 102. ISBN 0813126312. Retrieved 2013-04-28.