Burkesville, KY

Burkesville town square

Burkesville, KY is situated on the banks of the Cumberland River just north of the Tennessee border, and between two world class lakes – Cumberland Lake in Kentucky, and Dale Hollow Lake which straddles Kentucky and Tennessee.

Burkesville is the county seat of Cumberland County, Kentucky (pop. 6,659 as of 2018). It is blessed with stunning natural beauty, characterized by dense deciduous forests that cover dramatic limestone escarpments, ranging in elevation from approximately 600 to 1,000 feet above sea level. This geographic area, known as the Highland Rim Escarpment, features misty, rolling hills and inspiring vistas that have garnered the nickname of the “Little Smokies.” This region features some of the highest levels of biodiversity in the country and is blessed with abundant wildlife. Additionally, the Cumberland River in this region is clean and scenic and boasts some of the best trout fishing east of the Mississippi.

While much of the area is forested, the long meandering valleys between the rolling hills feature bucolic pastures primarily used for cattle grazing, hay, or crops such as corn, soy or tobacco.

Burkesville Communities


Longhollow Acres

Longhollow Acres is a rolling 550-acre farm situated six miles northeast of Burkesville, and about half a mile to the river. 

The Bend at Cumberland River

The Bend at Cumberland River

On the western banks of the Cumberland River, about 7.5 miles southwest of Burkesville as the crow flies, lies the Bend at the Cumberland River.