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Welcome to Breathitt County ...

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

The community of Jackson is the Seat for Breathitt County.

Breathitt County was founded in 1839. Breathitt was created by taking area from Clay, Perry and Estill Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Breathitt had a population of 12,612 people. This is a decrease of 9.12% since the last Census (which gave a population of 13,878 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Breathitt represented 0.32% of the total population of Kentucky.

Websites of Interest ...

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.




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