McKee, the seat of Jackson county, was founded in 1858 with the new county and probably named for Judge George R. McKee. It is near the center of the county and is on the headwaters of the Rockcastle River.
McKee was incorporated in 1882.
The McKee post office opened in 1858.
The population in 2020 was 807.
McKee was the northeastern terminus of the Rockcastle River Railway, which operated from 1914 to 1931.
McKee has been designated a Kentucky Trail Town.
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