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Bell County
was formed just after the Civil War, on February 5, 1867, from portions of Harlan and Knox Counties. Originally named Josh Bell County at its formation, the name was changed to Bell County by the legislature on January 31, 1873. The county includes the Cumberland Gap, one of the major migration routes into the state. 

County records were lost in fires in 1914 and 1918. Also records were damaged with some loss in a flood in 1977.  The county seat is Pineville, KY.  Pineville is located on the Cumberland River where it cuts through Pine Mountain. It was settled in 1781 as Cumberland Ford and a post office by that name opened in 1818. The name Pineville was also in use at an early time and was used when the town was laid out as the seat of the new county in 1867. The post office was renamed in 1870. The population in 1990 was 2,198.

 

 This site was updated on 09/16/2011

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COAL MINING IN BELL COUNTY

 

COAL CAMPS IN BELL COUNTY

 

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COURT CASES IN BELL COUNTY

 

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                        State Coordinator                       Ass't State Coordinator
              Sherri Bradley                              Bill Utterback