Welcome to Elliott County, Kentucky!
Where Nature and the arts meet in harmony.
Tucked away in the hills, Elliott County is at the top of the watershed ensuring pure pristine streams that fill Grayson Lake ten miles north of Sandy Hook. Six other state parks are within an hour’s drive.
The land is characterized by small family farms scattered through rolling hills. Agriculture is the main stay of the economy with many farmers diversifying land use.
Pristine Natural Areas are characteristic of this remote part of Kentucky where the moon and stars light up the night sky. Internationally known folk artists, heritage crafters, an intriguing history, peaceful country atmosphere, lots of open space, bluegrass and country musicians are aspects of our culture that grasp the attention of those who visit the area.
The Laurel Gorge Cultural Heritage Center directs visitors to other places of interest. Out the backdoor of the Center, the Kentucky Native Flora Garden welcomes visitors to the Laurel Gorge Hiking Trail, a two-mile interpretive area with the first portion accessible to everyone.
Seventy heritage quilt squares mounted on tobacco barns decorate the landscape as part of the “Kentucky Quilt Trail” driving tour.
Elliott County, and the county seat, Sandy Hook are indeed progressive in nature. Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you enjoy the journey!