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Burkesville City

Cumberland County, Kentucky

Photo: Coe House, ca. 1908, 433 North Main Street, Burkesville, KY. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. Photograph by User:MandyMarie (own work), 2012, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed March, 2014.

Burkesville City Photo

Burkesville City Hall is located at 214 Upper River Street, Burkesville, KY 42717.
Phone: 270‑864‑4182.


First settled prior to 1768 and named Cumberland Crossing. Incorporated as a city in 1846 and named for Isham Burk. From the late 19th century through the 1920s Burkesville was a significant shipping port. President Abraham Lincoln's father, Thomas served as Cumberland County constable from 1802 to 1804.