Whitley County Kentucky ALHN

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Whitley county was formed in 1818. It is located in the Eastern Coal Field region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 723 to 2220 feet above sea level. In 1990 the county population was 33,326 in a land area of 440 square miles, an average of 75.7 people per square mile. The county seat is Williamsburg. 

Williamsburg is located in the center of the county on the Cumberland river. The town of Whitley Court House was formed with the new county in 1818 and named, like the county, for William Whitley. The post office opened the next year. The name of the town and post office were changed to Williamsburgh in 1882 and the spelling was changed to Williamsburg in 1890. The population in 1990 was 5,493. 

Williamsburg is the home of Cumberland College, founded in 1889 and the home of the Appalachian Center and Museum. -info from Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer

 Whitley County Courthouse
PO Box 8
Williamsburg, KY 40769
Phone: (606) 549-6002

 Knox, Laurel, Whitley Counties

The Corbin Genealogical Society meets the first Thursday of each month at the Princess McBurney Building on Barbourville Street in Corbin. Primarily centered on history and genealogical records in Knox, Laurel, and Whitley Counties, they also publish a newsletter, "Our Heritage," four times per year. Membership dues are $15.00 per year. Several publications are available. For more information, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and request to: Corbin Genealogical Society, c/o Joyce Culver, 99 Boone Avenue, Corbin, KY 40702.

  285 South Third Street
  Williamsburg, KY  40769-1265
  (606) 549-0818    FAX: (606) 539-9242
  Ct: Thompson, Tammy

  305 Roy Kidd Avenue
  Corbin, KY  40701-1200
  (606) 528-6366
  Ct: Bennett, Natalie

Links for  County related sites
(All off-site links)

 Worleys of Whitley Co
 Whitley Co KyGenWeb
 1860 Census
KyGenWeb Archives
 Corbin Journal
 County Clerk's Minute Book



 Political Graveyard
 Whitley Co Cemeteries

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