Floyd County courthouse in Prestonsburg
|Nickname(s): "Star City of Eastern Kentucky"|
Location of Prestonsburg in Floyd County, Kentucky.
|Established||January 2, 1818|
|Incorporated||March 9, 1867|
|Named for||John Preston, a local landowner|
|• Mayor||Les Stapleton|
|• 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)|
|• Estimate (2016)||3,541|
|• Density||256/sq mi (98.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|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. 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]
- Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Prestonsburg, Kentucky". Accessed 27 September 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.