Introduction to Flatwoods, Kentucky
Flatwoods, Kentucky, in Greenup county, is 16 miles NW of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center) and 100 miles S of Columbus, Ohio. The city is included in the Huntington - Ashland metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 7,605 people lived in Flatwoods.
The city of Flatwoods is located in Greenup County, in the Huntington - Ashland metro area. The city derives its name from the original topography of the area, which was a belt of flat wooded land, approximately 650 feet in elevation along the Ohio River. The city was originally named as Advance, after the Advance Methodist Church. Its name changed to Cheap, after a blind Methodist called John Cheap. In the year 1938, the city post office was renamed Flatwoods, and the town got incorporated under this name.
Flatwoods and nearby Attractions
- Dean State Forest
- Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
- Shawnee State Forest
- Serpent Mound
- Lawrence County Museum
Things To Do In Flatwoods
Tourists can get a glimpse to the history of the place by visiting the Lawrence County Museum. One can also enjoy the Serpent Mound designed in shape of an uncoiling serpent. The Shawnee State Forest is another site tourists can visit to witness the rich vegetation of the forest. In addition, the city organizes several recreational events throughout the year.
Air transport is available from Rickenbacker International Airport.
Flatwoods Higher Education
Higher education can be availed from Shawnee State University, University of Rio Grande, and Marshall University.