Paintsville is a city in the Kentucky Appalachians. It's one of those eastern Kentucky towns that is feeling the effects of the downturn in the coal industry.

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  • 1 U.S. 23 County Music Highway Museum, 100 Stave Branch Rd, Staffordsville, +1 606 297-7823. Th-Sa 10am-4pm. Covers the country music "legends" like Loretta Lynn, Dwight Yoakum, Hylo Brown, Crystal Gayle, and the Judds from this area of Appalachia.
  • 2 Loretta Lynn HomePlace, Butcher Hollow Rd, Van Lear. Relive the experience after seeing Coal Miner's Daughter by visiting Loretta Lynn's childhood home in person.
  • 3 Van Lear Historical Society, 78 Millers Crk, Van Lear, +1 606 789 8540. A little museum that will brief you on what life was like in coal mining country.
  • Mayo Memorial United Methodist, 325 3rd St. Organ was donated by Andrew Carnegie.







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Routes through Paintsville
ColumbusCatlettsburg  N   S  KingsportAsheville
FrankfortMount Sterling  W   E  GrundyPrinceton

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