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.

General Information & Resources Statistics

Opportunities Opportunities to serve in McCreary County are provided by Mountain Hope’s wonderful partners. Check out these great agencies working for change in beautiful McCreary County!

Hills and Hollers Hills and Hollers Ministries is a Christ-centered ministry that provides "Life Repair" for folks in McCreary County. Hills and Hollers provides opportunities for individuals or groups to engage in physical, familial, social and spiritual ministries in a Christian context.

McCreary County Community Housing Development Corporation McCHDO is a 501c3 agency working to improve the quality of housing in McCreary County and the Appalachian region. Volunteers working with McCHDO will engage in home building or repair, and must be 18 or older.

Interested in serving in McCreary County but need more information? Contact Mountain Hope at or download the Volunteer Information Handbook.

Kristin Belcher