Knott county was formed in 1884. It is located in the Eastern Coal Field region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 675 to 2360 feet above sea level. In 1990 the county population was 17,906 in a land area of 352 square miles, an average of 50.9 people per square mile. The county seat is Hindman.
Hindman is a small town at the forks of Troublesome Creek. A post office opened on the site in 1874 as McPherson. Hindman was founded in 1884 when the county was formed and named for then Lieutenant Governor James P. Hindman. The population in 1990 was 798.
Hindman is the home of the Hindman Settlement School and was the
birthplace of Carl D. Perkins, congressman from Kentucky from 1949 to 1984.
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