About Us

Welcome to Prestonsburg!


Prestonsburg was the first town in the Big Sandy Valley and the first county seat in all of Eastern Kentucky. In 1797, John Graham of Augusta County, Virginia, a deputy surveyor, surveyed for himself the land that would become Prestonsburg.

Known as The Star City of Eastern Kentucky, Prestonsburg is strategically located at the hub of 5 major highways (as represented by the five pointed star). Those highways include US 23 North, US 23 South, KY Route 80, KY Route 3, and KY Route 114 (Mountain Parkway).

The star also represents the vast amount of entertainment in Prestonsburg. The Mountain Arts Center is a 1,050 seat theater that presents local talent as well as national headliners. The Kentucky Opry is our own troupe of talented performers. Jenny Wiley Theater has been providing "magic under the stars," for decades with its classic Broadway type shows. StoneCrest Championship Golf Course, which was built on a reclaimed mountain top, puts you as close to the stars as you can get. The newest addition to a galaxy of fun is the East Kentucky Science Center & Planetarium with its exhibits, laser shows and 40 foot domed planetarium.

Prestonsburg, The Star City of Eastern Kentucky is in the heart of Appalachia. Located on US 23, County Music Highway, a national scenic byway, is home to many country music stars including: Floyd Countian Dwight Yoakam born just miles from Prestonsburg. Prestonsburg offers Broadway musicals at our amphitheater, star performers, festivals, crafts, horse shows, boating, hiking, nature watching adventures, golfing, historical sites, and other recreational activities. Browse our website, create your own itinerary, and make plans to visit with us for an unforgettable and enjoyable experience!

Photos site-wide provided by Allen Bolling Photography, Kaye Willis and Steve Porter Photography.