Place:Kuttawa, Lyon, Kentucky, United States


Coordinates37.059°N 88.114°W
Located inLyon, Kentucky, United States
Contained Places
Kuttawa Cemetery
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Kuttawa [1] is a 5th-class city in Lyon County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 649 as of the 2010 U.S. census, up from 596 in 2000.


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Former Ohio governor Charles Anderson founded the town on land he purchased in 1866. Originally spelled Cuttawa and Kittawa, Kuttawa seems to have been the name of a Cherokee village near the site, whose meaning is a matter of dispute: it has been variously translated as "beautiful", "city in the woods", and "great wilderness".[1] The city was formally incorporated by the state assembly in 1872, the same year it received its post office.

In the early 1960s, the Tennessee Valley Authority constructed a dam across the Cumberland River at Grand Rivers, forming Lake Barkley. Eddyville and Kuttawa were both moved from their original locations owing to the impounded lake.

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