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City of Pikeville Business Development

243 Main Street
Pikeville, KY 41501
P: +1 606-437-5100

Overview

Pikeville, Kentucky is unique in the sense that one gets to experience all four of the seasons in their purity.

Total Area

15.4 square miles (40 km2) and growing.

Rivers

Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River rises in the Appalachian Mountains of southwestern Virginia, in eastern Buchanan County, near Grundy. It flows west into Pike County, Kentucky, where it receives the Russell Fork and is impounded to form Fishtrap Lake reservoir, then northwest past Pikeville and Prestonsburg. The natural course of the river formed a loop surrounding downtown Pikeville, but a massive earthmoving project completed in 1987 rerouted the river to bypass the city. At Paintsville it turns to the north-northeast, flowing through Johnson and Lawrence counties. It joins the Tug Fork from the southwest at Louisa on the West Virginia state line to form the Big Sandy.

Lakes

Fishtrap Lake State Park is a park located southeast of Pikeville, Kentucky in Pike County. Fishtrap Lake, the park's main feature, covers approximately 1,130 acres.

Geographic Features

Pikeville is located at
  37°28′45″N 82°31′08″W / 37.47917°N 82.51889°W / 37.47917; -82.51889 (37.477094, -82.530111). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city covers a total land area of 15.4 square miles (40 km2), all land. The city is located in the Appalachian Mountains, along the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River. The downtown area is built in a narrow valley in a bend of the Levisa Fork that was bypassed in 1987 with the completion of the Pikeville Cut-Through.

Temperature

  Avg High (°F) Avg Low (°F) Mean (°F) Heat Deg Day Cool Deg Day
Jan 42.0 22.0 32.0 1023 0
Feb 45.9 26.1 36.0 812 0
Mar 56.4 30.9 43.6 662 0
Apr 66.6 40.4 53.5 354 9
May 72.4 49.3 60.9 161 33
Jun 79.7 57.8 68.7 22 134
Jul 81.8 61.9 71.9 2 215
Aug 80.6 61.2 70.9 6 188
Sep 76.2 53.9 65.1 72 73
Oct 65.9 41.7 53.8 354 6
Nov 56.3 33.2 44.7 608 0
Dec 45.0 25.8 35.4 917 0

Temperature Extremes, Annual Number of Days

  Days
High > 90°F (Num. of Days) 3
Low < 32°F (Num. of Days) 117
Low < 0°F (Num. of Days) 0

Precipitation

  Precip Total " Snowfall Total " Days Precip ≥ 0.01" Days Precip ≥ 0.5" Days Snow Depth ≥ 10"
Jan 3.2 2.4 13.2 2.0 0.0
Feb 3.2 1.6 11.9 2.0 0.2
Mar 3.7 0.2 12.3 2.5 0.0
Apr 3.9 0.7 12.1 2.1 0.1
May 4.7 0.0 13.3 3.1 0.0
Jun 4.0 0.0 11.9 2.8 0.0
Jul 4.8 0.0 11.5 3.4 0.0
Aug 3.8 0.0 9.3 2.9 0.0
Sep 3.1 0.0 8.3 2.0 0.0
Oct 2.8 0.0 8.8 2.2 0.0
Nov 3.0 0.0 10.0 1.7 0.0
Dec 3.8 0.4 12.7 2.2 0.0