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Corbin, Kentucky
Corbin, Kentucky

Corbin, the largest city in Whitley county, is on Lynn Camp Creek on the northeastern edge of the county, extending into Knox county. It is about 17 miles north of Williamsburg. It began as Lynn Camp, named for William Lynn, around 1800. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad arrived in 1882 and the town was also known as Lynn Camp Station. Corbin was incorporated in 1902. The first post office at the site opened in 1883 as Cummins, in honor of Nelson Cummins, a town founder. It was renamed Corbin, for local minister the Rev. James Corbin Floyd, in 1885. The population in 2010 was 7,304.


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