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Gradyville, Kentucky

Gradyville
Unincorporated community
Gradyville
Gradyville
Location within the state of Kentucky

Coordinates: 37°3′48″N 85°25′21″W / 37.06333°N 85.42250°W / 37.06333; -85.42250Coordinates: 37°3′48″N 85°25′21″W / 37.06333°N 85.42250°W / 37.06333; -85.42250

Country United States
State Kentucky
County Adair
Elevation 699 ft (213 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 493073

Gradyville is an unincorporated community in Adair County, Kentucky, United States. Its elevation is 699 feet (213 m).[1] It was the birthplace of Western Kentucky University basketball coach Edgar Diddle.

History

A post office was established in the community in 1848, and given the name of its first postmaster, William F. Grady.[2]

Gradyville suffered a flash flood on June 7, 1907, as the result of a cloudburst that precipitated three inches of rain in an hour. The sudden downfall caused Big Creek, a normally small and quiet stream that runs through Gradyville, to rise by ten feet and to wash away several houses that were built on the banks of the creek. The flood resulted in the deaths of 20 Gradyville residents.[3]

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