McCreary County

Nestled within the Daniel Boone National Forest and the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, McCreary County is a region with many scenic wonders. With both the highest and largest waterfalls in Kentucky, McCreary residents certainly have reason to be proud!

With 428 beautiful square miles in the Eastern Coal Fields Region of Kentucky, McCreary County formed in 1912 becoming Kentucky’s newest county. Timber and coal industries have played an important role in the county’s history. Vast quantities of land were procured by the U.S. Government in the early 1900’s, and today the majority of land in the county is federally owned. Visitors to the area can enjoy many tourist attractions, but Mountain Hope invites you or your group to join us as we offer hope among residents of this beautiful, but economically challenged county.