Hyden, the seat of Leslie county, was founded in 1878 and named for state Senator John Hyden. The town is at the mouth of Rockhouse Creek on the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River. It is served by US 421, KY 80, and the Hal Rogers (formerly Daniel Boone) Parkway. Hyden was incorporated in 1882 and the post office opened in 1879. The population in 2010 was 365.
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