Welcome to the Jackson County, Kentucky Tourism website!

Jackson County, Kentucky is a place of superb natural beauty.

One fourth of Jackson County is Daniel Boone National Forest ​(56,000 acres), making it representative of Eastern Kentucky’s unique Appalachian topography, wildlife, and heritage.

It is a place of rural simplicity and hidden treasures; a place of proud traditions and exciting vision. Jackson County is the birthplace of the Grand Ole Opry star “Stringbean” Akemon,

and the site of the annually reenacted Battle of Big Hill, the Civil War skirmish that led to the Battle of Richmond in Madison County. Jackson County is home to some of the ​state’s most beautiful and accessible attractions and recreation spots such as Flat Lick Falls, S-Tree Campground, Turkey Foot Campground, and the centermost trailhead

(located in the county seat, McKee) of the historic Sheltowee Trace.

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Sheltowee Trace

Sheltowee Trace is over 300 miles of National Recreation Trail, established in 1979 in the Appalachian region of the Eastern U.S., and reaches from northern Rowan County, Kentucky to the Leather Wood Trail Head in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area just across the Tennessee border. The trail is named for the Shawnee word for “Big Turtle”, the name given to Daniel Boone in 1779 when adopted as the son of the great warrior Chief Blackfish. Jackson County, Kentucky Tourism.

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