Static, Kentucky and Tennessee

Unincorporated community

Location within the state of Kentucky

Coordinates: 36°37′19″N 85°5′6″W / 36.62194°N 85.08500°W / 36.62194; -85.08500Coordinates: 36°37′19″N 85°5′6″W / 36.62194°N 85.08500°W / 36.62194; -85.08500
Country United States
State Kentucky, Tennessee
Counties Clinton, KY and Pickett, TN
Elevation 1,004 ft (306 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
GNIS feature ID 504285[1]
GNIS feature ID 1271280[2]

Static is an unincorporated community in Clinton County, Kentucky, and Pickett County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. It is located on the Tennessee–Kentucky state line south of Albany, Kentucky, northwest of Jamestown, Tennessee and north of Byrdstown, Tennessee.

According to tradition, Static has the name of a settler's dog.[3] Static has been noted for its unusual place name.[4][5]


Static is located at a crossroads intersection involving U.S. Route 127 (US 127), Tennessee State Route 111 (TN 111) (formerly Tennessee State Route 42), and Kentucky Route 1076. Its coordinates are 36°37′19″N latitude, and 85°5′6″W longitude. Using US 127, Jamestown, Tennessee, is 21 miles (33.8 km) southeast, and Albany, Kentucky, is six miles north. Byrdstown, Tennessee, however, is 6 miles (9.65 km) southwest via TN 111.

The town is located due east of the Dale Hollow Lake area.


In terms of public schools, the Kentucky side of the Static area attends Clinton County Schools based in Albany, while students on the Tennessee side attend the small Pickett County Public Schools system.


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Static, Kentucky and Tennessee
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Static, Kentucky and Tennessee
  3. Strecker, Zoe; Finch, Jackie Sheckler (1 July 2009). Kentucky Off the Beaten Path. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 173. ISBN 978-0-7627-5790-9.
  4. Petras, Kathryn; Petras, Ross (18 December 2007). Unusually Stupid Americans: A Compendium of All-American Stupidity. Random House Publishing Group. p. 246. ISBN 978-0-307-41761-9.
  5. Static Ky. H.B. Elkins' Retrieved October 15, 2014.
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