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Welcome to Corbin ...

The city of Corbin is primarily located in Whitley County<1>. A portion of Corbin extends into Knox County and Laurel County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Corbin has a population of 7,176 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Corbin.

Corbin is 1,110 feet [338 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Corbin lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Corbin (for example, toward Jamestown), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Corbin is within the (606) area code.

The ZIP codes for Corbin: 40701-40702<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Corbin had an population of 7,176 people. This is a decrease of 1.75% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.31% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Corbin had a population of 7,304 people (which is 20.5% of the total population of Whitley County). This makes Corbin the county's most populous community.

The population of Corbin represents 0.17% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 53rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,304 people, the population of Corbin decreased 5.66% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,742 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Corbin.

Communities Also Named Corbin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Kentucky communities named Corbin: This one is located in Whitley County and the other is located in Knox County.

Beyond Kentucky, there are 17 communities that are also named Corbin - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia, Georgia, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Newfoundland and Labrador (3), Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Corbin.

Communities near Corbin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Corbin.

  • London [Laurel County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for London
    • London [Laurel County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Corbin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,072 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for London<6>
  • Williamsburg [Whitley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
    • Williamsburg [Whitley County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Corbin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,384 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<6>
  • Barbourville [Knox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barbourville
    • Barbourville [Knox County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Corbin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,974 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barbourville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barbourville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barbourville<6>
  • Gray [Knox County]
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    • Keavy [Laurel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keavy
      • Keavy [Laurel County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Corbin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keavy
    • Lily [Laurel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lily
      • Lily [Laurel County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Corbin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lily
    • Rockholds [Whitley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockholds
      • Rockholds [Whitley County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Corbin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockholds
    • Sublimity City [Laurel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sublimity City
      • Sublimity City [Laurel County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Corbin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sublimity City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sublimity City
    • Crane Nest [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crane Nest
      • Crane Nest [Knox County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Corbin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crane Nest
    • Heidrick [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heidrick
      • Heidrick [Knox County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Corbin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heidrick

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Corbin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Corbin.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Corbin. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Corbin.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Corbin. See our Newspapers Page for Corbin.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Corbin ...

Looking for more information about Corbin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Corbin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Corbin.

Adding Corbin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Corbin in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Corbin was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Corbin on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kentucky (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Corbin on our Genealogy Page.

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Kentucky

About Whitley County

About Kentucky

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Corbin. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Whitley, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Corbin.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Corbin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Corbin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Corbin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Corbin includes: 40701 & 40702.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Corbin) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Corbin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CorbinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Corbin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9376, Longitude: -84.0935    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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