Boats on Lake Cumberland in Russell County, Kentucky

Scenic Lake Cumberland

Lake Cumberland, one of the largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi, is not only a tremendous tourism resource, but it is also a dependable source of electricity. Wolf Creek Dam generates electricity for the Tennessee Valley Authority, which serves a large section of the southeast.

Numerous commercial and unnumbered private access points make this 101-mile long lake and its 1,225 miles of pristine shoreline available year-round for residents and visitors alike to participate in all forms of water recreation. Major attractions in the area include Lake Cumberland State Resort Park and the Jamestown Marina and Resort.

Off the Lake

Hiking, boating, golf, and fishing are among the many activities visitors to Russell County enjoy. Jamestown holds one of Kentucky's coveted Trail Town designations. Residents of Russell County have access to local city parks and many supervised sports programs including youth baseball, soccer, softball, and swimming. Croquet, roller skating, and bowling are also available. The private Lakewood Country Club near Russell Springs has an 18-hole golf course, tennis court, swimming pool, and clubhouse. 

Cost of Living

Russell County is among the lowest cost of living regions of the country. Our rural lifestyle and friendly people make for an extremely liveable location. Our small towns and communities are rural, yet we were among the first cities in the state with Gigabit fiber-to-the-home. We are not far from the larger cities of Lexington, Nashville, Knoxville, and Bowling Green.

Caring for the Community

Russell County Hospital, located in Russell Springs, is a 25-bed Critical Access hospital offering quality healthcare and round-the-clock emergency services. State-of-the-art technology provides the medical staff with fast, accurate information and advanced techniques to diagnose and treat illnesses. The following services are available to our patients: Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Laboratory Services, Critical Care Rehabilitation Services, Dietary Services, Respiratory Services, Emergency Care, Surgical Services, Heartburn Center, Wound Care Center, and Imaging Services.

Russell County Hospital website

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One of Kentucky's First Gigabit Communities with Advanced Broadband Connectivity


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