Beattyville, the seat of Lee county, is on the forks of the Kentucky River. The site was originally known as Taylors Landing (the source of the name is not known). In 1850 it was renamed Beatty for Samuel Beatty, an early settler and landowner, and in 1872 was renamed Beattyville. The county seat was moved to Beattyville in 1872 from nearby Proctor.
Beattyville was incorporated in 1872.
The Beattyville post office opened in 1858.
The population in 2020 was 2,050.
The Lee County Courthouse in Beattyville. (Photo 2001)
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