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Mortons Gap, Kentucky
Mortons Gap, Kentucky

Mortons Gap is a Hopkins county city on US 41 about five miles south of Madisonville. Named for Thomas Morton who settled in a gap in a east-west ridge in the southern part of the county. He built a house there circa 1805. The gap has long been used to travel through the area and now the railroad and US 41 run through it. The town was established by the South Diamond Mining Company circa 1871. Mortons Gap was incorporated in 1888. The Mortons Gap post office opened in 1871. The population in 2010 was 863.

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