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Welcome to Whitesburg ...

The city of Whitesburg is located in Letcher County and is the County Seat for Letcher County.

The location of Whitesburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Whitesburg has a population of 1,875 people<2> (see below for details).

Whitesburg is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Whitesburg lies within the (606) area code.

The ZIP code for Whitesburg: 41858<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Whitesburg had a population of 2,139 people (or 8.72% of the total population of Letcher County). This makes Whitesburg the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Whitesburg represents 0.05% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 143rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,139 people, the population of Whitesburg increased 33.69% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,600 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Whitesburg had an population of 1,875 people. This is a decrease of 12.34% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.19% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Whitesburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Whitesburg - they are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

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

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 Whitesburg. 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 Whitesburg. 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 Whitesburg.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Whitesburg ...

Looking for more information about Whitesburg? 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 Whitesburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Whitesburg.

Communities near Whitesburg ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Big Stone Gap   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the South (S) of Whitesburg

Located in Wise County (VA)

Norton   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Whitesburg

Located in Norton City (VA)

Wise   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Whitesburg

Located in Wise County (VA)

Cumberland   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Whitesburg

Located in Harlan County

Jenkins   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the East (E) of Whitesburg

Appalachia   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the South (S) of Whitesburg

Located in Wise County (VA)

Pound   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the East (E) of Whitesburg

Located in Wise County (VA)

Hindman   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Whitesburg

Located in Knott County

Fleming-Neon   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Whitesburg

Pippa Passes   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the North (N) of Whitesburg

Located in Knott County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Whitesburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Whitesburg - 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 Whitesburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Whitesburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Whitesburg) 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 Whitesburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whitesburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitesburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1186, Longitude: -82.8260     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitesburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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