Windyville, Kentucky

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Windyville, Kentucky
Unincorporated community
Windyville is located in Kentucky
Windyville
Windyville
Location within the state of Kentucky
Windyville is located in the US
Windyville
Windyville
Windyville (the US)
Coordinates: 37°12′58″N 86°19′28″W / 37.21611°N 86.32444°W / 37.21611; -86.32444Coordinates: 37°12′58″N 86°19′28″W / 37.21611°N 86.32444°W / 37.21611; -86.32444
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Edmonson
Elevation 758 ft (231 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CST)
GNIS feature ID 509383[1]

Windyville is an unincorporated community located in Edmonson County, Kentucky, United States.

History[edit]

The name of Windyville is derived from its old nickname, “Kentucky’s Windy City”. Much so, a restaurant housed within a convenience store in the community was called “Windy City Cafe.” The store was shut down at some point in 2003 due to new competition in the Riverhill neighborhood on Brownsville’s northern outskirts.

Geography and location[edit]

Windyville is located about 3 miles (4.8 km) west-northwest of Brownsville.

Education[edit]

Students who are residing in Windyville attend Edmonson County Schools, including the Edmonson County High School, in Brownsville. At one time, Windyville was served by locally-based school just west of the town, Blanton School, as well as another school in nearby Asphalt until the 1959-60 merger of all of Edmonson County's high schools in other communities.[2] The Asphalt School building is still standing, but not in the condition to be used.

Transportation[edit]

In terms of transportation, Windyville is served by State Highway 70, connecting to Brownsville (the Edmonson County seat), Roundhill, and the Butler County seat of Morgantown. It was previously also served by the original KY 67 (now part of KY 655), which connected Windyville to Bowling Green by way of the now-out-of-service Bear Creek Ferry on the Green River.[3][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Windyville, Kentucky
  2. ^ a b Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (1958). Edmonson County Route Planning Map (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Frankfort: Kentucky Department of Highways. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  3. ^ Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (1937). Edmonson County Route Planning Map (PDF) (Map). 1:62500. Frankfort: Kentucky Department of Highways. Retrieved October 27, 2014.