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Whitley County, Kentucky


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Statistics & Facts

The Kentucky state capital is Frankfort.
The population of Corbin is approximately 7,419 (1990), 7304 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,446 (1990), 3093 (2010).
The amount of land area in Corbin is 13.264 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Corbin to Washington DC is 424 miles.
The distance to the Kentucky state capital is 96 miles. (as the crow flies)
Corbin is positioned 36.93 degrees north of the equator and 84.10 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Corbin average annual precipitation is 47.14 inches peryear.
Corbin average annual snowfall is 11.70 inches per year.


in southeast Kentucky off I-75. Here is a location page for Corbin and the area.
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History & History Related Items

Corbin was first known as Lynn Camp Territory when it was founded in the late 1800's. Nelson Cummins, James Eaton and David T. Chestnut are credited as the co-founders of Corbin in 1884. Eaton then named the little community Cummins after Nelson Cummins who owned the land. But a year later, he renamed it to honor his friend, the Reverend, James Corbin Floyd. By 1900, Corbin had grown, boasting a population of 1,500.
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The incorporation of Corbin



Corbin's main attraction is Laurel Lake, one of the biggest man-made lakes in the state.

Corbin has the First "Kentucky Fried Chicken" (KFC). They have set up a small museum and kept the original restaurant intact. See the website for more local information on this landmark. The museum and restaurant are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Corbin also has Cumberland Falls, the fourth largest in the world and the only falls in the western hemisphere with a moonbow. The falls are 125 feet wide and 60 feet tall.

Corbin also has the Nibroc Festival in June.

Corbin, Kentucky City Guide
Your online source for businesses and services in Corbin, Kentucky

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
7351 Highway 90
Corbin, KY 40701-8814
Phone: (606) 528-4121
Toll-free reservations: 1-800-325-0063
Cumberland Falls is 20 miles southwest of Corbin

Laurel River Lake
This beautifully clear lake has 6,000 acres and is used for fishing, boating and most other outdoor and water-related activities. No development is allowed around the lake itself, leaving the area well-protected and natural.
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Corbin City Government

Whitley County Clerk
805 S Main St
Corbin, KY 40701-1822
Phone: 606-528-0099

Corbin Schools

Corbin Independent School District
108 Roy Kidd Ave.
Corbin, KY 40701
Phone: 606-528-1303
Fax: 606-523-1747
Corbin's award-winning football team is the Redhounds. Corbin High School colors are red and white.

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