Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer

Map of Estill County, Kentucky

Estill county is in the Eastern Knobs and Eastern Coal Field regions of Kentucky. The elevation in the county ranges from 566 to 1511 feet above sea level.

It was formed in 1808 from Clark and Madison counties. The county seat is Irvine. Estill county was a source of Breathitt (1839), Owsley (1843), Powell (1852), Jackson (1858), and Lee (1870) counties.

In 2020 the county population was 14,163 in a land area of 253.08 square miles, an average of 56.0 people per square mile.

The equine population was 1,000 in the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey.

Estill county is in the Richmond-Berea micro statistical area and the Bluegrass Area Development District.

Estill county was named for Captain James Estill, an early settler in what is now Madison county.

Much of Estill county lies within the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Census Census Data Estill County Seat Estill County Overview Google Map County Map Historical Markers National Register Cooperative Extension Irvine, Kentucky Ravenna, Kentucky Hargett, Kentucky Station Camp, Kentucky Fitchburg, Kentucky Furnace, Kentucky Jackson County Powell County, Kentucky Lee County, Kentucky Madison County Clark County, Kentucky

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