Prestonsburg, Kentucky

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Prestonsburg, Kentucky
City
Floyd County courthouse in Prestonsburg
Floyd County courthouse in Prestonsburg
Nickname(s): "Star City of Eastern Kentucky"
Location of Prestonsburg in Floyd County, Kentucky.
Location of Prestonsburg in Floyd County, Kentucky.
Prestonsburg is located in Kentucky
Prestonsburg
Prestonsburg
Location in 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[1]
Incorporated March 9, 1867[1]
Named for John Preston, a local landowner
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Les Stapleton
Area
 • Total 12.9 sq mi (33.4 km2)
 • Land 12.7 sq mi (32.9 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 633 ft (193 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,255
 • Estimate (2016) 3,541
 • Density 256/sq mi (98.9/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.[2] 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.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Prestonsburg, Kentucky". Accessed 27 September 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.