The Unique History of Jenkins Kentucky… 1910-1925
Located in Letcher County on the Virginian border along US 23 is a sleepy little town called Jenkins Ky. At first glance, Jenkins looks like any other coal camp town.
Yet, because of its history, topography, and geology, Jenkins is a very unique place for quite a few reasons. But, the most unique thing about Jenkins KY is that in January 1910 it did not exist.
But within 15 years it would be transformed from a pasture with a few log houses to a modern city of 10,000 people.
This amazing story begins 133 years ago...