city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Kentucky

Corbin, a small city in Kentucky's Daniel Boone Country, is the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Downtown Corbin

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Corbin (population 7,900 in 2020) is a small community on US 25, the main north-south highway in the area before Interstate 75 opened in the 1950s.

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By car, take Interstate 75 to US Route 25W.

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Taxi services include Venture Cabs [dead link] (+1 606-526-1211), Yellow Cab (+1 606 528-5055) and Tri-County Taxi (+1 606 523-8294).

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Harlan Sanders Café
  • 1 Harland Sanders Café and Museum, 688 U.S. Route 25W, North Corbin, +1 606 528-2163. 10AM-10PM. Former 1930s roadside café, once famous for country ham, steaks and fried chicken, heartily recommended by Duncan Hines Adventures in Fine Dining (1939). When Interstate 75 bypassed US 25 in 1956, killing local business, the Colonel took to the road to promote a franchise. The café is now a museum, the associated filling station and motel are gone. A modern KFC franchise is adjacent.    

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  • 1 Laurel River Lake, Daniel Boone National Forest, 1700 Bypass Road, Winchester, +1 859 745-3100. Reservoir for boating, swimming, fishing and camping.    
  • Sanders Park, 201 S. Main St.. City park's herb garden includes chives, oregano, tarragon and thyme. There's also a statue of the Colonel.:

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  • Trademart Shopping Center, 1000 Cumberland Gap Pkwy (US 25E), +1 606 528-7635. 45-store mall anchored by JC Penney.

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There's more to Corbin than fried chicken; various chains (Applebee's, Arby's, Burger King, Dairy Queen, Domino's, Hardee's, Little Caesar, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy's) and a good selection of independent restaurants are represented locally.

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Corbin is a wet city that allows alcohol sales.

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Routes through Corbin
LexingtonLondon  N   S  WilliamsburgKnoxville
LexingtonLondon  N   S  splits into   and  
merges onto    N   S  → Jct W  WilliamsburgKnoxville
merges onto    N   S  Cumberland GapNewport

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