Dayhoit is a Harlan county community on the Cumberland River at Ewing Creek about three miles west of Harlan. The post office opened in 1897 as Day, a local family. The name was changed to Wilhoit in 1913 for the owner of a local coal company, moved in 1915 to the White Star Coal Company mines on Ewing Creek, and was renamed White Star. In 1921 the Dayhoit post office opened near the site of the earlier Wilhoit post office and in 1930 the White Star office closed.
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