BREATHITT COUNTY INVENTORY AND ACTION PLAN FOR ADVENTURE TOURISM INITIATIVE
This project was funded through a grant from the Appalachian Research Commission and the Kentucky Department of Local Government. Study was conducted by WMTH Corporation for the Breathitt County Action Team.
PRELIMINARY MEETING AS A "FIRST TIME" VISITOR
A meeting was held on April 18, 2008 with representatives of the Breathitt County Action Team to develop a concept action plan on how best to proceed. In June, a "first time visitor" drive was conducted throughout the county to inventory all the county had to offer that might interest a visitor. Photos were taken of special features and offerings. From this information, a detailed map of the county was developed.
It was noted that most commercial offerings were found in close proximity to the City of Jackson so a detailed map of Jackson itself was developed. (see below)
A few of the notable sites around the county were the number of suspension bridges, multiple rivers and streams, windy roads and breathtaking views. Breathitt County was also the first to develop an elk viewing station.
A drive through Breathitt County is a worthwhile experience.