Hindman, the seat of Knott county, is a town at the forks of Troublesome Creek. Hindman was established in 1884 when the county was formed and named for then Lieutenant Governor James P. Hindman. Hindman was incorporated in 1886. A post office opened on the site in 1874 as McPherson and was renamed Hindman in 1884. The population in 2010 was 777.
Hindman is the home of the Hindman Settlement School and was the birthplace of Carl D. Perkins, congressman from Kentucky from 1949 to 1984.
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