Breathitt County

Breathitt County, Kentucky

1137 Main St
Jackson, KY 41339
Phone: (606) 666-3810
Fax: (606) 666-3807

In southeastern KY; organized Feb 8, 1839 from Estill, Clay, and Perry counties. Name Origin: For John Breathitt (1786-1834), KY governor (1832-34)

Area (sq mi):: 495.29 (land 495.19; water 0.09) Population per square mile: 32.20
Population 2005: 15,957 State rank: 72 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.90%; 1990-2000 2.50% Population 2000: 16,100 (White 98.10%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.60%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 35.90
Income 2000: per capita $11,044; median household $19,155; Population below poverty level: 33.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,015-$17,859
Unemployment (2004): 7.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.80% Median travel time to work: 33.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 33.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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VANCE'S STORY BEGINS IN Breathitt County, Kentucky, where between 1940 and 1960, one-third of the population left along the Hillbilly Corridor, which took people to Chicago, Detroit, and Cincinnati, but also to small riverbank industrial cities, like Middletown and Hamilton, that abut the Great Miami River.
One example of a WMA with three off-limits areas is 2,293-acre Paul Van Booven WMA in Breathitt County.
A top official in Breathitt County, Ky., has decided to create an art gallery in the courthouse rather than remove a charcoal sketch of Jesus Christ.
A preliminary list of the mammals of Robinson Forest, Breathitt County, Kentucky.
As an added bonus, the unit is home to the Paul Van Booven Wildlife Management Area, a 2,293-acre property in Breathitt County that is restricted to archery-only elk hunting.
Police arrived at Jackson trailer park in Breathitt County, Kentucky, an hour after Saturday's shooting as Neace blasted himself on the porch of his own trailer.
Becky Sebastian moved to Cincinnati from Breathitt County, Kentucky, in the 1950s.
Fred Deaton currently manages a "hobby" apple orchard of over 250 trees in Breathitt county. He started with three trees and was tempted to increase his orchard after he learned to inexpensively graft trees through his county agent, Lowell Hamilton.
We live in a world where the term "that's history" means "that's unimportant." In a study of Turner's Creek, Breathitt County, a student could not determine when a certain building was constructed.