Discussion from McGrain and Currens (1978)
County is in the northeastern section of the Eastern Kentucky coal
field. It is a well-dissected upland area with ridgetop elevations generally
ranging between 900 and 1,100 feet. Local reliefs of 300 to 400 feet
The highest elevations are found on the drainage divide between Big
Sandy and Licking Rivers in the extreme western part of the county on
the boundary with Morgan County. The highest point on this divide is
The elevation of Louisa, the county seat, is 580 feet. Elevations of other communities are Blaine, 650 feet; Buchanan, 560 feet; Fallsburg, 570 feet; Richardson, 600 feet; and Webbville, 649 feet.
The 7.5-minute topographic quadrangle maps that cover the county are
shown, by name and by index code (Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental
Protection Cabinet) on the index
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