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Introduction ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Kings Creek (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Kings Creek. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Kings Creek ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

  • A typical abbreviation for Kings Creek: Kings Crk. (or less commonly used: Kings Ck. or Kings Cr.)
  • While the name of this community is Kings Creek, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Kings Creek may originally have been King's Creek.

    Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Kings Creek might be written as King Creek.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Kings Creek is located in Letcher County.

To see how the shape of Kentucky's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Letcher County: Harlan, Knott, Perry, Pike & Wise (VA).

Below are the counties that are near Kings Creek. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Kings Creek:

  • Letcher County     (The home county of Kings Creek)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Kings Creek, with the one closest to Kings Creek listed first.
    • Linefork
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linefork
      • Linefork is located in Letcher County
    • Partridge
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Partridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Partridge
      • Partridge is located in Letcher County
    • Uz
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uz
      • Uz is located in Letcher County
    • Roxana
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxana
      • Roxana is located in Letcher County
    • Oven Fork
      (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oven Fork
      • Oven Fork is located in Letcher County
    • Hot Spot
      (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Spot
      • Hot Spot is located in Letcher County
      • Hot Spot has also been known as:
      • Hotspot
    • Eolia
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eolia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eolia
      • Eolia is located in Letcher County
    • Letcher
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Letcher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Letcher
      • Letcher is located in Letcher County
    • West Whitesburg
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Whitesburg
      • West Whitesburg is located in Letcher County
    • Whitesburg
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesburg
      • Whitesburg is located in Letcher County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,813 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesburg <3>
    • Hallie
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallie
      • Hallie is located in Letcher County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hallie <3>
    • Bellcraft
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellcraft
      • Bellcraft is located in Letcher County
  • Floyd County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Kings Creek, with the one closest to Kings Creek listed first.
    • Weeksbury
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weeksbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weeksbury
      • Weeksbury is located in Floyd County
    • Wheelwright
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheelwright have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheelwright
      • Wheelwright is located in Floyd County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 487 people
    • Bypro
      (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
    • Melvin
      (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melvin
      • Melvin is located in Floyd County
    • Wheelwright Junction
      (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheelwright Junction
      • Wheelwright Junction is located in Floyd County
    • Hi Hat
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hi Hat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hi Hat
      • Hi Hat is located in Floyd County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hi Hat <3>
    • Dema
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dema have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dema
      • Dema is located in Floyd County
    • Beaver
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver is located in Floyd County
    • Wayland
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayland
      • Wayland is located in Floyd County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 373 people
    • Garrett
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garrett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garrett
      • Garrett is located in Floyd County
    • Lackey
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lackey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lackey
      • Lackey is located in Floyd County
    • McDowell
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McDowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDowell
      • McDowell is located in Floyd County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McDowell <3>
  • Harlan County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Kings Creek, with the one closest to Kings Creek listed first.
    • Lynch
      (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Benham
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benham
      • Benham is located in Harlan County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 417 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benham <3>
    • Cumberland
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
      • Cumberland is located in Harlan County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,854 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cumberland <3>
    • Chad
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chad
      • Chad is located in Harlan County
    • Holmes Mill
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holmes Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmes Mill
      • Holmes Mill is located in Harlan County
    • Closplint
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Closplint have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Closplint
      • Closplint is located in Harlan County
    • Louellen
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louellen
      • Louellen is located in Harlan County
    • Totz
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Totz have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Totz
      • Totz is located in Harlan County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Totz <3>
    • Dizney
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dizney
      • Dizney is located in Harlan County
    • Big Laurel
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Laurel
      • Big Laurel is located in Harlan County
    • Short Town
      (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Short Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Short Town
      • Short Town is located in Harlan County
    • Bailey Creek
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey Creek
      • Bailey Creek is located in Harlan County
  • Knott County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Kings Creek, with the one closest to Kings Creek listed first.
    • Redfox
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redfox
      • Redfox is located in Knott County
    • Littcarr
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littcarr have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littcarr
      • Littcarr is located in Knott County
    • Sassafras
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sassafras have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sassafras
      • Sassafras is located in Knott County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sassafras <3>
    • Pine Top
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Top
      • Pine Top is located in Knott County
    • Hindman
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Kite
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kite
      • Kite is located in Knott County
    • Pippa Passes
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pippa Passes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pippa Passes
      • Pippa Passes is located in Knott County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 606 people
    • Carrie
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrie
      • Carrie is located in Knott County
    • Leburn
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leburn
      • Leburn is located in Knott County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leburn <3>
    • Garner
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garner
      • Garner is located in Knott County
    • Emmalena
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmalena
      • Emmalena is located in Knott County
    • Fisty
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisty
      • Fisty is located in Knott County
  • Leslie County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Kings Creek, with the one closest to Kings Creek listed first.
    • Yeaddiss
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yeaddiss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yeaddiss
      • Yeaddiss is located in Leslie County
    • Cutshin
      (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cutshin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cutshin
      • Cutshin is located in Leslie County
    • Smilax
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smilax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smilax
      • Smilax is located in Leslie County
    • Wooton
      (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wooton
      • Wooton is located in Leslie County
    • Chappell
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chappell
      • Chappell is located in Leslie County
    • Wendover
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wendover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wendover
      • Wendover is located in Leslie County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wendover <3>
    • Hoskinston
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoskinston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoskinston
      • Hoskinston is located in Leslie County
    • Hyden
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the west)
    • Mozelle
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mozelle
      • Mozelle is located in Leslie County
    • Stinnett
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stinnett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stinnett
      • Stinnett is located in Leslie County
    • Asher
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asher
      • Asher is located in Leslie County
    • Helton
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helton
      • Helton is located in Leslie County
  • Perry County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Kings Creek, with the one closest to Kings Creek listed first.
    • Delphia
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delphia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delphia
      • Delphia is located in Perry County
    • Cornettsville
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornettsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornettsville
      • Cornettsville is located in Perry County
    • Slemp
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slemp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slemp
      • Slemp is located in Perry County
    • Scuddy
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scuddy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scuddy
      • Scuddy is located in Perry County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scuddy <3>
    • Vicco
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vicco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vicco
      • Vicco is located in Perry County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
    • Happy
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy
      • Happy is located in Perry County
    • Acup
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acup
      • Acup is located in Perry County
    • Viper
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viper
      • Viper is located in Perry County
    • Jeff
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeff
      • Jeff is located in Perry County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jeff <3>
    • Hardburly
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardburly
      • Hardburly is located in Perry County
    • Hazard
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazard
      • Hazard is located in Perry County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,785 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazard <3>
    • Tribbey
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tribbey
      • Tribbey is located in Perry County
  • Pike County
    • The following are listed by their distance from Kings Creek, with the one closest to Kings Creek listed first.
    • Myra
      (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myra have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myra
      • Myra is located in Pike County
    • Dorton
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jonancy
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonancy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonancy
      • Jonancy is located in Pike County
    • Virgie
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virgie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgie
      • Virgie is located in Pike County
    • Hellier
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hellier
      • Hellier is located in Pike County
    • Ashcamp
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashcamp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashcamp
      • Ashcamp is located in Pike County
    • Lookout
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lookout have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lookout
      • Lookout is located in Pike County
  • Dickenson County (VA)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Kings Creek, with the one closest to Kings Creek listed first.
    • Darwin
      (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darwin
      • Darwin is located in Dickenson County (VA)
    • Clintwood
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clintwood
      • Clintwood is located in Dickenson County (VA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,264 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clintwood <3>
    • Omaha
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Omaha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omaha
      • Omaha is located in Dickenson County (VA)
    • Herald
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herald
      • Herald is located in Dickenson County (VA)
  • Lee County (VA)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Kings Creek, with the one closest to Kings Creek listed first.
    • Darnell Town
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darnell Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darnell Town
      • Darnell Town is located in Lee County (VA)
    • Keokee
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keokee
      • Keokee is located in Lee County (VA)
    • Saint Charles
      (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Charles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Charles
      • Saint Charles is located in Lee County (VA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
    • Dryden
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dryden
      • Dryden is located in Lee County (VA)
    • Pennington Gap
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennington Gap
      • Pennington Gap is located in Lee County (VA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,708 people
    • Stickleyville
      (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stickleyville
      • Stickleyville is located in Lee County (VA)
    • Fleenortown
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleenortown
      • Fleenortown is located in Lee County (VA)
    • Jonesville
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Blackwater
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackwater
      • Blackwater is located in Lee County (VA)
  • Norton City (VA)
    • Norton
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton
      • Norton is located in Norton City (VA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,985 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norton <3>
  • Scott County (VA)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Kings Creek, with the one closest to Kings Creek listed first.
    • Duffield
      (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
    • Lano
      (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lano
      • Lano is located in Scott County (VA)
    • Fort Blackmore
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Clinchport
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinchport
      • Clinchport is located in Scott County (VA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
    • Dungannon
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dungannon
      • Dungannon is located in Scott County (VA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
  • Wise County (VA)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Kings Creek, with the one closest to Kings Creek listed first.
    • Exeter
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
      • Exeter is located in Wise County (VA)
    • Appalachia
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Kent Junction
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kent Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent Junction
      • Kent Junction is located in Wise County (VA)
    • Big Stone Gap
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Blackwood
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackwood
      • Blackwood is located in Wise County (VA)
    • East Stone Gap
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Stone Gap
      • East Stone Gap is located in Wise County (VA)
    • Almira
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almira
      • Almira is located in Wise County (VA)
    • Pound
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pound
      • Pound is located in Wise County (VA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 917 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pound <3>
    • Esserville
      (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esserville
      • Esserville is located in Wise County (VA)
    • Hamilton town
      (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton town
      • Hamilton town is located in Wise County (VA)
    • Haddonfield
      (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haddonfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haddonfield
      • Haddonfield is located in Wise County (VA)
    • Wise
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wise
      • Wise is located in Wise County (VA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,885 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wise <3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Kings Creek, see our County-by-County Page for Kings Creek.

Newspapers Published in Kings Creek ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kings Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kings Creek, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<4>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kings Creek.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Kings Creek:

Cemeteries Near Kings Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kings Creek.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Kings Creek covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

The following cemeteries are listed based on their distance from Kings Creek, with the one closest to Kings Creek listed first.

  • Cornetts Cemetery
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cornetts Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cornetts Cemetery
  • Maggard Cemetery
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
  • Israel Blair Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Israel Blair Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Israel Blair Cemetery
  • Day Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Blair Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Morgan Cemetery
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Morgan Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morgan Cemetery
    • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #75187 <5>
  • Creech Cemetery
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Creech Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Creech Cemetery
  • Boggs Cemetery
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
  • Isom Cemetery
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Isom Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Isom Cemetery
  • Sandlick Creek Cemetery
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Campbell Cemetery
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Campbell Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Campbell Cemetery
  • Combs Cemetery
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Combs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Combs Cemetery
  • Continue List   (829 more) ...
    • Hall Cemetery
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hall Cemetery
    • Sturgill Cemetery
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Parsons Cemetery
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<7>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Kings Creek had a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Kings Creek, with the one closest to Kings Creek listed first.

  • Linefork
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linefork
    • Linefork is located in Letcher County
  • Partridge
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Partridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Partridge
    • Partridge is located in Letcher County
  • Roxana
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxana
    • Roxana is located in Letcher County
  • Oven Fork
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oven Fork
    • Oven Fork is located in Letcher County
  • Indian Bottom
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Bottom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Bottom
    • Indian Bottom is located in Letcher County
  • Whitesburg
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesburg
    • Whitesburg is located in Letcher County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,813 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesburg <3>
  • Smoot Creek
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smoot Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smoot Creek
    • Smoot Creek is located in Letcher County
  • Jeremiah
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeremiah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeremiah
    • Jeremiah is located in Letcher County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jeremiah <3>
  • Sergent
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sergent
    • Sergent is located in Letcher County
  • Flat Gap
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Gap
    • Flat Gap is located in Wise County (VA)
  • Millstone
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millstone
    • Millstone is located in Letcher County
  • Craftsville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craftsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craftsville
    • Craftsville is located in Letcher County
  • Continue List   (14 more) ...
    • Sassafras
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sassafras have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sassafras
      • Sassafras is located in Knott County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sassafras <3>
    • Big Stone Gap
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Lipps
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lipps have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lipps
      • Lipps is located in Wise County (VA)

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Kings Creek. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kings Creek.

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Kings Creek) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kings Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0519, Longitude: -82.9151       In this case, the coordinates for Kings Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Kings Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.









 

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