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Whitley County, Kentucky


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Page Contents for Williamsburg, Kentucky

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Kentucky state capital is Frankfort.
The population of Williamsburg is approximately 5,493 (1990), 5245 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,034 (1990), 1800 (2010).
The amount of land area in Williamsburg is 12.08 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.262 sq kilometers.
The distance from Williamsburg to Washington DC is 432 miles.
The distance to the Kentucky state capital is 107 miles. (as the crow flies)
Williamsburg is positioned 36.73 degrees north of the equator and 84.16 degrees west of the prime meridian.


about half-way between Knoxville, Tennessee and Lexington, Kentucky on Interstate 75 in southeastern Kentucky on the Cumberland River
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moderate. Here is a current weather page for Williamsburg.
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History & History Related Items

When Whitley County was formed in 1818, the town of Whitley Court House was also formed. Both were named for William Whitley. When the post office was opened the next year, the name was given as Whitley Court House. In 1882, the post office and the town names were both changed to Williamsburgh. The spelling was changed in 1890 to the current Williamsburg.
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The founding of Williamsburg



Cumberland Falls State Park
Williamsburg is about 18 miles from the park. The mist of Cumberland Falls creates a moonbow that is only visible on a clear night during a full moon. Cumberland Falls is known as "the Niagara of the South." It falls 68 feet in a 125 foot wide curtain of water. The park features lodging, food, recreation, camping and much more.
Park information:800-325-0063

Attractions in the area.

Cumberland Museum & Craft Shop
Ih 75
Williamsburg, KY 40769
Phone: 606-539-4050
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Williamsburg City Government

The City of Williamsburg, Kentucky official site

Williamsburg City Clerk
116 N 2nd St
Williamsburg, KY 40769-1268
Phone: 606-549-6035


Whitley County Court Clerk
Main Street # 2
Williamsburg, KY 40769
Phone: 606-549-6002

Whitley County Communities
205 Kerney Rd
Williamsburg, KY 40769-2039
Phone: 606-549-1964

Williamsburg is the County Seat of Whitley County.

Williamsburg Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
650 S 10th St
Williamsburg, KY 40769-1646
Phone: 606-549-5373

Williamsburg Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
650 S 10th St
Williamsburg, KY 40769-1646
Phone: 606-549-5373

Williamsburg Libraries

Norma Perkins Hagan Memorial Library
821 Walnut St
Williamsburg, KY 40769-1338
Phone: 606-539-4329

Whitley County Free Library
285 S 3rd St
Williamsburg, KY 40769-1215
Phone: 606-549-0818

Williamsburg Schools

Here is an education page for Williamsburg.

Williamsburg Independent Schools
1000 Main St
Williamsburg, KY 40769-1017
Phone: 606-549-6047


Cumberland College
6178 College Station Drive
Williamsburg, Kentucky 40769
Toll-free: (800)343-1609
Fax: (606) 539-4303
founded in 1889

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