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Overview

Introduction to Williamsburg, Kentucky

Williamsburg, Kentucky, in Whitley county, is 55 miles N of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center) and 87 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky.

Williamsburg History

Formerly, Williamsburg was recognized as Spring Ford after a ford that crossed the Cumberland River. Officially, the city was formed in 1818. Samuel Cox donated the land for constructing the courthouse. Williamsburg was named honoring Col. William Whitley, an Indian fighter.

Williamsburg and nearby Attractions

  • Bill Woods Park
  • Henkelmann's Wildlife Museum
  • Kentucky Splash Water Park
  • Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
  • Mountain Life Museum

Things To Do In Williamsburg

Cumberland Falls State Park and the Bill Woods Park are popular tourist destinations. The city residents love to be at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. When in Williamsburg, one cannot afford to miss the fun at the Kentucky Splash Water Park. Other notable places to visit include the Mountain Life Museum and Henkelmann's Wildlife Museum. Every year, Williamsburg hosts Whitley County Fair during the month of July.

Williamsburg Transportation

Mc Ghee Tyson Airport is the nearest airport.

Williamsburg Higher Education

Cumberland College is located in the city. Apart from this, other higher education institutes that one can attend include the University of Tennessee, Pellissippi State Technical Community College, Roane State Community College, and Carson - Newman College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,263
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens11.1%
Employed Population 16+1,983
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married32.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.9%
Median Earnings25+$21,242
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,794

Wealth

Median Family Income$35,942
% Above Poverty Level75.1%
% Below Poverty Level24.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work22.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.9%
Median Gross Rent$551
Median House Value$82,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.2%
Irish11.2%
German7.9%
English7.3%
Scottish7.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Italian1%
Arab0.8%
Lebanese0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Norwegian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Polish0.3%
African0.3%
Ethiopian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Bahamian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Williamsburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Whitley County
Standard Zip Codes40769
Phone Area Codes606
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude36.73
Approximate Longitude-84.16

Williamsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWILLIAMSBURG
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp41 to 68 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip50.8 inches
StationSTEARNS 2 S
Distance18.7 miles
Jan Temp23 to 44 F
Apr Temp39 to 68 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 69 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches
StationMANCHESTER 4 W
Distance33.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 44 F
Apr Temp38 to 68 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 70 F
Annual Precip50.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barbourville3,172$33,510
Corbin7,306$47,935

Williamsburg Public Libraries

Whitley County Public Library
285 SOUTH THIRD STREET
Williamsburg, Kentucky
(606) 549-0818

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Williamsburg Public Schools

Boston Elementary School
3291 Hwy 1804
ZIP: 40769
(606) 549-7872
Primary
Total Enrollment 255
Pleasant View Elementary School
85 Stringtown Rd
ZIP: 40769
(606) 549-7085
Primary
Total Enrollment 268
Whitley Central Intermediate School
2940 North Highway 25w
ZIP: 40769
(606) 549-8011
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Whitley County Central Primary School
520 Blvd Of Champions
ZIP: 40769
(606) 549-7060
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
Whitley County East Elementary School
13781 Hwy 92e
ZIP: 40769
(606) 549-7097
Primary
Total Enrollment 249
Whitley County High School
350 Blvd Of Champions
ZIP: 40769
(606) 549-7025
High
Total Enrollment 1143
Whitley County Middle School
351 Blvd Of Champions
ZIP: 40769
(606) 549-7050
Middle
Total Enrollment 583
Williamsburg Center Of Progressive Ed
1000 Main St
ZIP: 40769
(606) 539-9230
High
Williamsburg City School
1000 Main Street
ZIP: 40769
(606) 549-6044
Other
Total Enrollment 861
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