Whitley County is a beautiful place surrounded by natural landscape, which is nothing short of spectacular, in southern Kentucky. On the eastern edge of the Daniel Boone National Forest, you will find the mid-sized, not densely populated town of Williamsburg, with beautiful, traditional architecture and a handful of natural resources to pick from.
Many attractions in Whitley County are found outdoors. You can get wet at the Kentucky Splash Waterpark, a huge triple slide complex, or have tons of family fun at The Hal Rogers Family Entertainment Center and its go karts, battling cages and miniature golf course. For the nature lovers, there are many attractions to choose from on Cumberland River and Laurel Lake. If you like adventure, going rafting and canoeing or jumping from the cliff-lined shores into the fresh water is a great choice, and for those seeking for a quieter experience, fishing and soaking up the sun at the sandy beach are wonderful too. Take in, too, the marvelous sight of the Cumberland Falls, often called “Niagara of the South”, a dream place where moon bows occur naturally - one of the two places in the world where that happens.
Education-wise, the K-12 system involves three public school districts serving the county. There are also universities such as the University of the Cumberlands and the Eastern Kentucky University with campuses located in Williamsburg, making them a great choice for after-school careers.
Job opportunities are mostly related to natural resources such as coal, iron, timber, oil and silver. Another major choice is tourism, which is very lively due to the beauty of the landscape.
There are all sorts of great restaurants available from fast and Mexican food to really delicious traditional dishes at The Huddle House, or tasty seafood at Long John Silver’s. And perhaps being here wouldn't be complete without at least one visit to the first Kentucky Fried Chicken in Corbin, which was established at the Harland Sanders Cafe by Colonel Sanders himself.
Housing in the area is fully covered, with the opportunity to buy a beautiful new home for sale in Whitley County, perhaps in rural scenery, and appreciate nature in its purest form. For everyone looking forward to connect with nature in a modern and beautiful town, Whitley County is a serious choice and NewHomeSource is here to assist you.