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Downtown Corbin

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


Corbin (pop 7500) is a small community on US 25, the main north-south highway in the area before Interstate 75 opened in the 1950s.

Get in[edit]

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

Get around[edit]

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).


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. Harland Sanders Café and Museum (Q13581020) on Wikidata Harland Sanders Café and Museum on Wikipedia


  • 1 Laurel River Lake, Daniel Boone National Forest, 1700 Bypass Road, Winchester 40391, +1 859 745-3100. Reservoir for boating, swimming, fishing and camping. Laurel River Lake (Q6499960) on Wikidata Laurel River Lake on Wikipedia
  • 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.:


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


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.


Corbin is a wet city that allows alcohol sales.



Go next[edit]

Routes through Corbin
LexingtonLondon  N I-75.svg S  WilliamsburgKnoxville
LexingtonLondon  N US 25.svg S  splits into US 25W.svg and US 25E.svg
merges onto US 25.svg  N US 25W.svg S  → Jct W Kentucky Route 90WilliamsburgKnoxville
merges onto US 25.svg  N US 25E.svg S  Cumberland GapNewport

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