Prestonsburg, Kentucky

city and county seat of Floyd County, Kentucky

Prestonsburg is a city in the United States. It is the county seat of Floyd County in the state of Kentucky.[5] 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 2020, 3,681 people lived in the city.[4]

Prestonsburg, Kentucky
Floyd County courthouse in Prestonsburg
Floyd County courthouse in Prestonsburg
"Star City of Eastern Kentucky"
Prestonsburg is located in Kentucky
Location in Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°40′54″N 82°46′01″W / 37.68167°N 82.76694°W / 37.68167; -82.76694
CountryUnited States
EstablishedJanuary 2, 1818[1]
IncorporatedMarch 9, 1867[1]
Named forJohn Preston, a local landowner
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • Total14.43 sq mi (37.36 km2)
 • Land14.23 sq mi (36.85 km2)
 • Water0.20 sq mi (0.51 km2)
Elevation709 ft (216 m)
 • Total3,681
 • Density258.7/sq mi (99.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code606
FIPS code21-62940
GNIS feature ID2404571[3]

Sources change

  1. 1.0 1.1 Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Prestonsburg, Kentucky". Accessed 27 September 2013.
  2. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Prestonsburg, Kentucky
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Prestonsburg city, Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 13, 2023.
  5. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.