Earlington is a Hopkins county city just south of Madisonville. It was established by the Saint Bernard Mining Company and named for Madisonville lawyer John Baylis Earl. Earlington was incorporated in 1871. A Hall post office, named for a local family, opened in 1852 and closed in 1863. The Earlington post office opened in 1871. The population in 2010 was 1,413.
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