Wakefield, Kentucky

Wakefield is an unincorporated community in Spencer County, Kentucky, United States. Wakefield lies on Kentucky Route 55 midway between Taylorsville and Bloomfield.

Wakefield, Kentucky
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 37°58′19″N 85°18′29″W / 37.97194°N 85.30806°W / 37.97194; -85.30806Coordinates: 37°58′19″N 85°18′29″W / 37.97194°N 85.30806°W / 37.97194; -85.30806
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountySpencer
Elevation722 ft (220 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)502

Wakefield was named after Wakefield Farm, a nineteenth-century homestead. William Clarke Quantrill, a Confederate raid leader, was ambushed and killed by Union troops at Wakefield Farm in May 1865.

Country musician Bill Carlisle was born at Wakefield in 1908.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Wakefield at HomeTownLocator