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Whitley County, Kentucky
"In the Valley of the Parks"
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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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.
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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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