Whitesburg, Kentucky

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Class (ending Dec. 31, 2014): 4
Class (effective Jan. 1, 2015): Home Rule
Status: Active
Incorporated: 1876-03-06
County: Letcher
Area Development KRADD
County Seat Yes
Form Of Government: Mayor - Council
Type of Election (City Officials): Non-Partisan
City Waives Primary Election (City Officials): Yes

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Notes: Named in honor of John Daugherty White, politician. Reclassification from 5th Class to 4th Class effective July 15, 2008.
Population Estimates:
1990: 1640
1991: 1627
1992: 1595
1993: 1554
1994: 1519
1995: 1485
1996: 1446
1997: 1412
1998: 1370
1999: 1336
2000: 1599
2001: 1566
2002: 1554
2003: 1542
*Compiled by the Ky. State Data Center. Population Estimates may change as city boundaries are adjusted.
City Links:
  City Website

County Links:
  Letcher County PVA
Mayor 
James Craft
Meeting Times: 
2nd Tue 6:30pm
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Website: 
www.cityofwhitesburg.com
U.S. Decennial Census (April 1):   2000: 1,600   1990: 1,636   1980: 1,525   1970: 1,137


Current Filings (KRS 81.045 to present date)
Date Filed Type Ordinance Map Status Notes
 2017-04-17  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  2017-01  MAPPABLE  Tract owned by Jarissa Land Co., LLC: Highway 119 (10.99 acres)
 2016-05-19  Population Estimate      U. S. Census Bureau Population Estimate as of July 1, 2015: 2,006
 2015-05-21  Population (2010)      Population Total per 2010 U.S. Decennial Census: 2,139
 2014-07-30  Declaration (TIFF) (PDF)  pursuant to HB 331 (2014)    Acknowledgment of Reclassification (Home Rule), Statement of Form of Government (Mayor-Council), Name of City, & Year of Incorporation
 2008-09-22  Annexation  2008-8  MAPPABLE  Letcher County Central High School: 87.0 acres
 2008-09-22  Annexation  2008-7  MAPPABLE  JAC Glass Co. tract: near intersection of Crafts Colly Rd & Highway 2034 (0.45 acres)
 2008-09-22  Annexation  2008-6  MAPPABLE  Singing Waters tract: southern r/o/w of U.S. 119 (3.88 acres)
 2008-09-22  Annexation  2008-5  MAPPABLE  Pine Mountain Grill: intersection of Highway 119 & Highway 15 (3.61 acres)
 2008-09-08  Annexation  2008-12-315-A  MAPPABLE  Highway 119 near Whitesburg Plaza: 39.15 acres. Finalized Intent Ordinance #315.
 2008-09-08  Annexation  2008-11-300-A  MAPPABLE  Solomon Branch Tract: 12.5 acres. Finalized Intent Ordinance #300.
 2008-09-08  Annexation  2008-10-289-A  MAPPABLE  Highway 2034 near Crafts Colly Rd: 90.84 acres. Finalized Intent Ordinance #289.
 2008-07-16  Restatement of Annexation  Resolution 2008-10  MAPPABLE  Describes & depicts tract annexed by Ordinance 260.
 2008-07-16  Annexation  260  MAPPABLE  Beginning on top of the ridge between Little Dry Fk & North Fk of Ky River (1819.38 acres)
 2008-07-16  Restatement of Annexation  Resolution 2008-06  MAPPABLE  Describes & depicts tract annexed by Ordinance 347.
 2008-07-16  Annexation  347  MAPPABLE  Beginning at the center of the old L & N bridge: 10.74a with 0.17a excluded for Ermine Post Ofc.
 2008-05-08  Legislative Research Commission Filing (TIFF) (PDF)  KRS 81.036    City Documents Requesting Reclassification
 2008-04-14  Reclassification (TIFF) (PDF)  Senate Bill 179    Transferred from 5th to 4th Class due to population increase. Effective July 15, 2008.
 1980-12-04  KRS 81.045 Filing    MAPPABLE