Place:Charleston, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States


Coordinates37.217°N 87.667°W
Located inHopkins, Kentucky, United States
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Charleston is an unincorporated community in southwestern Hopkins County, Kentucky, United States.

According to legend, it was named for "Free Charles", a former slave, who kept a tavern there. A Charleston post office was in operation from 1855 to 1909.

Origin of Town Name

This is from an article about the origin of town names in Hopkins County is from the City Desk Column by Ernest Claytor in the Madisonville Messenger; Madisonville, Kentucky; November 7, 1949..........

Charleston-At this place, in the olden time, there was a tavern kept by a Black Man named Charles or Free Charles,from whence this place took the name of its post office. --Dlbradley1 14:06, 30 July 2008 (EDT)

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