Wheelwright is a city in Floyd County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,042 at the 2000 census. It was founded by the Elk Horn Coal Company in 1916 was named for the company's current president, Jere H. Wheelwright.
Wheelwright is located at 37°19′53″N 82°43′9″W / 37.33139°N 82.71917°W / 37.33139; -82.71917 (37.331465, -82.719064).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km²), all land.