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Bell County,
Kentucky

 


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County Courthouse
PO BOX 339
Pineville, KY 40977-0366
Phone: (606)337-3076
Website: http://www.bellcounty.ky.gov/
 

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HISTORY

     BELL COUNTY.  The Wilderness Road was constructed in the 1790s through what is now Bell County.
     Bell County was formed on February 28, 1867, from portions of Harlan and Knox counties. It was named for Joshua Fry Bell, an attorney and member of Congress. The courthouse has been thrice destroyed. In 1914 and 1918 it was destroyed by fire and in 1976 through flood. The documents stored there were destroyed as well. 

CITIES AND TOWNS:
Calvin
Middlesboro (Middlesborough)
Pineville

National protected area:
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

ADJACENT COUNTIES:

1. Clay County (north)
2. Leslie County (northeast)
3. Harlan County (east)
4. Lee County, Virginia (southeast)
5. Claiborne County, Tennessee (south)
6. Whitley County (southwest)
7. Knox County (northwest)

County Seat: Pineville
Year Organized: 1867
Square Miles: 359.00
 

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