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Kentucky Genealogy and History

Welcome to Letcher County, KY
History and Genealogy

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County History

Its county seat is Whitesburg.
The county is named for Robert P. Letcher, Governor of Kentucky 1840-44.
Founded 1842.
It is a dry county that prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages,
with the only exceptions being the Highland Winery and the city of Whitesburg.


Cities and Towns

Blackey - Fleming-Neon - Isom

Online Data

Research Aids

Letcher County Public Library District
220 Main St.
Whitesburg, Ky 41858

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