Lovely
Lovely
Lovely
Location within the state of Kentucky
Lovely
Lovely
Lovely (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°49′33″N 82°24′5″W / 37.82583°N 82.40139°W / 37.82583; -82.40139Coordinates: 37°49′33″N 82°24′5″W / 37.82583°N 82.40139°W / 37.82583; -82.40139
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyMartin
Elevation
627 ft (191 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
41231
GNIS feature ID497220[1]

Lovely is an unincorporated community located in Martin County, Kentucky, United States.

History

A post office called Lovely has been in operation since 1931.[2] Lovely was the name of the town's merchant, Samuel Dorsey Lovely.[3] A folk etymology maintains the community was so named on account of the "lovely" scenery of the original town site.[4]

Education

Lovely has a lending library, a branch of the Martin County Public Library.[5]

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lovely, Kentucky
  2. ^ "Martin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Bergstrom, Bill (December 11, 1984). "Origins of place names are traced". Kentucky New Era. pp. 2B. Retrieved 29 April 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 80.
  5. ^ "Kentucky Public Library Directory". Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Archived from the original on 11 January 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)