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County Information



Some of the cities, towns, and places in Letcher County are Beefhide, Blackey, Burdine, Deane, Dunham, Eolia, Ermine, Fleming-Neon, Gaskill, Gilley, Hemphill, Isom, Jenkins, Jeremiah, Letcher, Mayking, McRoberts, Millstone, Payne Gap, Seco, Whitesburg

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Letcher County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,519. Its county seat is Whitesburg. The county, founded in 1842, is named for Robert P. Letcher, Governor of Kentucky from 1840 to 1844.Letcher County is a dry county, with the only exceptions being the Highland Winery, the city of Whitesburg, and the city of Jenkins. Harry M. Caudill's 1963 book Night Comes to the Cumberlands: A Biography of a Depressed Area, brought the county to national attention.