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Encyclopedia > Prestonsburg, Kentucky

Prestonsburg, the county seat GR6 of Floyd County is located in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Kentucky on the banks of the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River. It was founded in 1797 by Col. John Preston--for whom it was named--along with Solomon Stratton, Matthias Harman and Andrew Hood. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 3,612. A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Floyd County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... The Levisa Fork River (also called simply the Levisa Fork or the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River) is a tributary of the Big Sandy River, approximately 164 mi (264 km) long, in southwestern Virginia and eastern Kentucky in the United States. ... Solomon Stratton (1745-1818) was an American soldier and explorer. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

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Education

Prestonsburg's public schools are part of the Floyd County school system. The city is also home to Big Sandy Community and Technical College. HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE FLOYD COUNTY DISTRICT Betsy Layne High School - 434 enrolled in grades 9-12 Allen Central High School - 369 enrolled in grades 9-12 South Floyd High School - 357 enrolled in grades 9-12 Prestonsburg High School - 603 enrolled in grades 9-12 Total - 1763 MIDDLE SCHOOLS... Big Sandy Community and Technical College is a Kentucky public community college. ...


Culture

The Country Music Highway runs through Prestonsburg and celebrates the regions rich heritage of music. Country music stars including Loretta Lynn, Wynonna Judd, Naomi Judd, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tom T. Hall, Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, Dwight Yoakam, and Patty Loveless are all from the Big Sandy Valley.


Prestonsburg is the location of the Mountain Arts Center, which hosts music concerts and is home to the Kentucky Opry.


Middle Creek National Battlefield is the site of one of the largest and most significant Civil War battles (January 10, 1862) in Eastern Kentucky.


Prestonsburg is home to the Samuel May House Living History Museum. It is the oldest known brick home remaining in the Big Sandy Valley. Built by Samuel May in 1817, the house was utilized by the Confederate forces as a recruiting station during the American Civil War. The 5th Kentucky Infantry CSA and 10th Kentucky Calvary was organized at this location. The house was being used as a residence until 1981 and was donated to the City of Prestonsburg in 1992. The Samuel May House has since been restored and maintained as a living history museum. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


The Jenny Wiley Theatre is also located in Prestonsburg. It offers theatrical productions all year long at both the outdoor Jenny Wiley Amphitheater, located within the Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, and the nearby Mountain Arts Center. The Theatre's presentations of classic Broadway musicals, comedies, historical dramas and holiday productions have kept theatre-goers entertained for the past 40 years. Jenny Wiley State Resort Park is a mountain resort park located on 1100 acre Dewey Lake and is named for the legendary pioneer woman, Jenny Wiley. ...


Recreation

Prestonsburg is also home to Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Jenny Wiley State Resort Park is a mountain resort park located on 1100 acre Dewey Lake and is named for the legendary pioneer woman, Jenny Wiley. ...


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Prestonsburg, Kentucky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (282 words)
Prestonsburg is a city located in Floyd County in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Kentucky on the banks of the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River.
The 5th Kentucky Infantry CSA and 10th Kentucky Calvary was organized at this location.
In 1992 it was donated to the City of Prestonsburg and restored as a Living History Museum.
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