McKee, founded in 1858, is the seat of government in Jackson County. The jail, beside the courthouse is a good example of Italianate architecture. Local restaurants feature down-home cooking with specialties, such as the best “cream pie” in Kentucky.
Kentucky Scenic Byway 89, south from McKee, runs along Indian Creek to Livingston past the S-tree Recreation Area and Campground, and north past the Turkeyfoot Campground and Recreation through rugged mountainous terrain to Irvine. Off 89 north is the only building in the county on the National Register of Historic Places. This log house, built in 1890, is one of the few remaining examples in the nation of a single-door saddleback house.
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