Introduction to Corbin, Kentucky
Corbin, Kentucky, in Whitley county, located is 69 miles N of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center) and is 74 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky.
The city of Corbin in Kentucky was originally known as Lynn Camp. Around the year 1800, it was first settled by the Europeans. When the Nashville and Louisville Railroad laid the first tracks through the area in around 1883, the present city came into existence. Swampland was chosen to make way for roundhouse and depot, because it was flat and cheap, and soon a town grew up around those tracks. The post office of Corbin was originally called the Cummins. It was named after Nelson Cummins, the founder of the community. The city was incorporated under the name of Corbin in the year 1905.
Corbin and nearby Attractions
- Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
- Mountain Life Museum
- William Whitley House State Historic Site
- Yahoo Falls
- Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site
Things To Do In Corbin
Visitors to the city of Corbin can organize a trip to the Yahoo falls. One can also visit the Tri - County Cineplex during the free hours. Cumberland Falls State Resort Park and Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park offers various recreational activities both the residents and tourists. Bacon Creek Church, Harts Chapel, and Piney Grove Church are some of the local churches.
Flights can be availed from McGhee Tyson Airport.
Corbin Higher Education
Eastern Kentucky University, University of Tennessee, and Pellissippi State Technical Community College are among the educational institutions that offer opportunities for higher education.