The Three Historic Coal Towns In Kentucky That Should Not Be Overlooked

Small towns are the heartbeat of Kentucky, and many have remained frozen in time over the years. Some have changed with the passing years, either by choice or because their original purpose no longer exists in the modern era. In Eastern Kentucky, the mountain coal towns have perhaps had the hardest time of all in creating a new identity, but three historic coal towns have emerged as incredible travel destinations. Known as the Tri-Cities, Cumberland, Benham, and Lynch are three small towns in the Bluegrass State that should not be overlooked.

Cumberland, Benham, and Lynch are perfectly situated to experience the stunning mountains, a fascinating history, and the small-town charm that Kentucky is known for. Have you considered this area of Kentucky as a travel destination? Have you already visited them? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

For more information on all the Tri-Cities have to offer, visit their website here and follow along on Facebook here.

And for more on the Coal Museum that should be included on your visit to the area, check out our previous article here.