Prestonsburg, Kentucky

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Prestonsburg, Kentucky
City
Nickname(s): "Star City of Eastern Kentucky"
Prestonsburg, Kentucky is located in Kentucky
Prestonsburg, Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°40′4″N 82°45′32″W / 37.66778°N 82.75889°W / 37.66778; -82.75889Coordinates: 37°40′4″N 82°45′32″W / 37.66778°N 82.75889°W / 37.66778; -82.75889
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Floyd
Established January 2, 1818
Incorporated March 9, 1867
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Jerry Fannin
Area
 • Total 11.1 sq mi (28.7 km2)
 • Land 10.9 sq mi (28.2 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 633 ft (193 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,255
 • Density 332.2/sq mi (128.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 41653
Area code(s) 606
FIPS code 21-62940
GNIS feature ID 0501307

Prestonsburg is a city in the United States. It is the county seat of Floyd County in the state of Kentucky.[1] The city is in the Eastern part of Kentucky. Prestonburg is on the bank of the Big Sandy River. The area was fist settled in 1797 by Colonel John Preston, Solomon Stratton, Matthias Harman, and Andrew Hood. It is named after Colonel Preston. In 2010, 3,255 people lived in the city.

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