McCreary County, Kentucky

county in Kentucky, United States

McCreary County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 16,888.[1] Its county seat is Whitley City.[2]

McCreary County
McCreary County courthouse in Whitley City
McCreary County courthouse in Whitley City
Map of Kentucky highlighting McCreary County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°44′N 84°29′W / 36.74°N 84.48°W / 36.74; -84.48
Country United States
State Kentucky
FoundedMarch 12, 1912
Named forJames B. McCreary
SeatWhitley City
Largest communityPine Knot
 • Total431 sq mi (1,120 km2)
 • Land427 sq mi (1,110 km2)
 • Water4.1 sq mi (11 km2)  1.0%
 • Total16,888
 • Density39/sq mi (15/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: McCreary County, Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 4, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.