Burkesville is a city in Cumberland County, Kentucky, United States. Nestled among the rolling foothills of Appalachia and bordered by the Cumberland River to the south and east, it is the county seat of Cumberland County.
Burkesville began as a small riverside settlement even before the Iroquois Indians officially sold the land in 1768 to establish Cumberland County. The settlement was originally called Cumberland Crossings. In 1846 it was incorporated as a city and named Burkesville after Samuel Burk, a prominent citizen leader at that time.
Burkesville is only a few minutes away from Dale Hollow lake, Lake Cumberland and Wolf Creek Dam. It's a great area for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, swimming, fishing and hunting.
Major cities in the area are Bowling Green (2h), Lexington (3h), Louiville (2,5h)Cookeville TN (1h) and Nashville TN (2h).