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Welcome to Whitaker ...

Whitaker is located in Letcher County.

Whitaker is 1,270 feet [387 m] above sea level.<1>.

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

Whitaker is located in the (606) area code.

Communities near Whitaker ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>.

Community   2017<3>
Population
DirDistance
Cumberland   [Map]   1,998   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hindman   [Map]   712   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Jenkins   [Map]   2,011   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lynch   [Map]   665   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Whitesburg   [Map]   1,914   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Appalachia (VA)   [Map]   1,590   S   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Whitaker.

Communities Also Named Whitaker ...

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

Beyond Kentucky, there are 14 communities that are also named Whitaker - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Whitaker. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Whitaker. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Whitaker.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Whitaker:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Whitaker ...

Looking for more information about Whitaker? 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.

Looking for more information about Whitaker? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Whitaker, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Whitaker.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Whitaker - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitaker) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Whitaker. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whitaker

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitaker. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1727, Longitude: -82.7218     [Map].

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Whitaker.

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