Leslie County is the "Redbud Capital of Kentucky." The county is breathtaking to see in the Spring. But, the beauty here lasts all year round - from breathtaking sunsets over the ridge tops to the colorful fall foliage. It is also home to seven (7) riverfront parks and home to both the School of Midwifery and the School of Bluegrass.
Leslie County was formed in 1878. It is located in the Eastern Coal Field region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 757 to 2600 feet above sea level. The county seat is Hyden (city map) With it's location in the eastern part of Kentucky, it is blessed with a beautiful scenic landscape that provides for plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors as well as provide a varied and interesting history.
The Redbird District of the Daniel Boone National Forest occupies a large portion of the County. Activities in the county include ATV and horseback riding, skateboarding, fishing, boating and scenic drives.
Some of the photos on this website were provided by Mike Bowling, Photo Ballad, Photography Services.