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Why Knox County?

Make your first stop a tour of the Barbourville & Knox County Visitor Center to find out about current activities and events we have planned for our visitors and community. Located at 117 High Street, this beautiful stone house with parts dating back to at least the late 1800s, was officially reopened to the public on November 19, 2010 after seven long years of planning, reconstruction and conversion efforts by the Barbourville Tourism Commission and the City of Barbourville.


Attend a festival or event, visit the Civil War Interpretative Park, Knox Historical Museum, Thompson RV Park, Eat some great grub at our own KCBS BBQ Competition, Barbourville Water Park, fish along the Cumberland River or canoe, Hike ‘n Bike at Sandy Bottoms or at Union College’s Outdoor Center, and cruise the night away with our newest event Knox Street Thunder. There's always something to do or see in Knox County!

Data Name Value Percent
Total Population 31,740  
Median Age 40.1  
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 2,320 10.90%
High School Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 14,899 69.99%
Civilian Labor Force 10,734 42.86%
Median Household Income $26,553  
Major airports within area + 100 mile radius Mc Ghee Tyson
Regional airports within area + 100 mile radius None
General aviation airports within area + 50 mile radius
Airport Name
London-Corbin Arpt-Magee Field
Mc Creary County
Middlesboro-Bell County
New Tazewell Muni
Tucker-Guthrie Memorial
Williamsburg-Whitley County