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Welcome to Whitesburg ...
The location of Whitesburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Whitesburg, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Whitesburg has a population of 1,846 people<3> (see below for details).
Whitesburg is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Whitesburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Whitesburg is located in the (606) area code.
The ZIP code for Whitesburg: 41858<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Whitesburg had an population of 1,846 people. This is a decrease of 13.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.38% since the 2000 Census).
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 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 (which had a count of 1,600 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Whitesburg.
Communities Also Named Whitesburg ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
Communities near Whitesburg ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Whitesburg.
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 Whitesburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Whitesburg.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Whitesburg.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Whitesburg. See our Newspapers 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.
Adding Whitesburg to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Whitesburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Whitesburg was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Whitesburg on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kentucky (1911).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Whitesburg.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 21 Nov 2023