The forty-third county in order of formation, Wayne County, Kentucky is located in the south-central section of Kentucky along the state border with Tennessee.  Created in 1800 from parts of Pulaski and Cumberland Counties, it was named in honor of General Anthony Wayne, Revolutionary War hero.

Wayne County is located on beautiful Lake Cumberland.  Lake Cumberland is a part of the chain of lakes in Kentucky and Tennessee constructed by the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Army Corps of Engineers.  It is one of the most beautiful lakes in the country, and, according to a popular houseboating magazine, is home to the highest number of luxury houseboats of any lake in the United States.

Its 1,255 miles of shoreline make Lake Cumberland the largest manmade lake in the world in terms of miles of shoreline.  It is surrounded by scenic rugged mountains.  With an average water depth of 90 feet, it is one of the deepest of the lakes in the Tennessee and Cumberland River valleys.  It is brimful of lively fish and rimmed by scores of coves and hollows.  The surrounding tree covered mountains protect it from the worst weather.  Lake Cumberland has made Kentucky's Southern Cumberland Mountains the ideal vacation region for all of mid America

The Heart of Lake Cumberland

Are you planning a visit to Wayne County?  Call 1-606-348-4241 to request your free copy of "The Heart of Lake Cumberland", an informative brochure highlighting Wayne County and Lake Cumberland.

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Contact Information

Wayne County Local Government
55 N. Main St., Ste. 103
P.O. Box 439
Monticello, KY  42633

(606) 348-4241 - Office
(606) 348-6647 - Fax

Emergency Notification System
Now Available

This site allows residents of Wayne County to add their personal contact information, such as cell phone and/or email, to receive important and sometimes urgent information from County officials.  Your home phone land line is already in the system for non-weather related emergencies.  You can opt in for National Weather Service notifications on your landline and/or cell phone.  This information will not be sold or distributed to third party agencies.

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