Freeburn, Kentucky

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Unincorporated community & census-designated place

Location in Pike County and the state of Kentucky.
Coordinates: 37°33′52″N 82°8′30″W / 37.56444°N 82.14167°W / 37.56444; -82.14167Coordinates: 37°33′52″N 82°8′30″W / 37.56444°N 82.14167°W / 37.56444; -82.14167
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Pike
Elevation 725 ft (221 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 399
Time zone Eastern (EST)
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC)
ZIP codes 41528
GNIS feature ID 492497[1]

Freeburn is a census-designated place, unincorporated community and coal town in Pike County, Kentucky, United States.

A post office called Liss was established in the community in 1911. In 1932, it was renamed Freeburn supposedly for a freeburning coal seam fire.[2]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Freeburn has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Freeburn, Kentucky
  2. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 110. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Freeburn, Kentucky