Prestonsburg, Kentucky

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Prestonsburg, Kentucky
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
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyFloyd
EstablishedJanuary 2, 1818[1]
IncorporatedMarch 9, 1867[1]
Named forJohn Preston, a local landowner
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorLes Stapleton
Area
 • Total12.9 sq mi (33.4 km2)
 • Land12.7 sq mi (32.9 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation
633 ft (193 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total3,255
 • Estimate 
(2016)
3,541
 • Density256/sq mi (98.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
41653
Area code(s)606
FIPS code21-62940
GNIS feature ID0501307

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.