About This Place
Whitley City is a census-designated place (CDP) in McCreary County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,111 at the 2000 census. Despite its name, it is not an incorporated city; however, it is the county seat of McCreary County. Whitley City is one of two non-city county seats in Kentucky the other being Burlington in Boone County. This is due to McCreary County not having any cities.
Whitley City is located at 36°43′28″N 84°28′13″W / 36.72444°N 84.47028°W / 36.72444; -84.47028 (36.724389, -84.470342).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), of which, 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²) of it is land and 0.43% is water.