Is Pig really the name of a town in Kentucky?

Anita Durairaj
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There really is a town called Pig in Kentucky. Pig is located in Edmonson County and it is considered to be a part of the Bowling Green Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town was probably founded during the late 1800s.

The town came to be called Pig because there were disputes over its name. The leaders of the town met in the community post office and they had plans to name the town after their last names. However, no one could agree on a proper name for the town.

Finally, one of the men ended up seeing a pig on the road. The pig went under a building and they had to get it out. Based on that incident, it was decided that the town would be called Pig.

Today, there is not much news in the media about Pig. It is a very small town with only about 100 residents as of 2017. The locals prefer privacy and yet they also love their small-town community and claim that it is a town where "everybody knows everybody."

For Pig's residents, it is a welcoming community. There is a church in the town and residents are very proud to be a part of it. There is even a diner called the Porky Pig Diner. Based on Trip Advisor reviews, you should definitely try out the pork sandwich there.

Pig is located near attractions such as the Mammoth Cave National Park and Dinosaur World.

Pig has also appeared in a list of unusual names for places in Kentucky. Evidently, Kentucky has quite a few places named after animals and Pig is certainly one of them.

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