Why Magoffin County?

Named after Governor Beriah Magoffin, Magoffin County is an area very in touch with its heritage.

Through community organizations and activities, this small town on the banks of the Licking River has done an excellent job of preserving its history for future generations.

But,​ don't think of this community as being stuck in the past. Magoffin County organizations are developing innovative plans to further the community and bring it to the forefront of the local economy.​

​​Near downtown Salyersville there is a collection of 15 log cabins that have been restored by the efforts of the Magoffin County Historical Society. These cabins all contain exhibits of pioneer life. Often there are demonstrations of pioneer activities and crafts. All the cabins are original and some even date back to the early 1800's. Cabins that are donated are carefully disassembled, cleaned, transported, and reassembled at the Pioneer Village site.

Data Name Value Percent
Total Population 12,666  
Median Age 42.1  
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 857 9.71%
High School Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 6,103 69.15%
Civilian Labor Force 4,144 40.90%
Median Household Income $29,516  
Major airports within area + 100 mile radius Tri-State/Milton J Ferguson Field
Regional airports within area + 100 mile radius None
General aviation airports within area + 50 mile radius
Airport Name
Big Sandy Rgnl
Julian Carroll
Pike County-Hatcher Field
Wendell H Ford
West Liberty