Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 50.
BREATHITT COUNTY, situated in the east part of Kentucky, and traversed by the north fork of Kentucky river. Area, 700 square miles. Seat of justice, Breathitt. Pop in 1840, 2,195; in 1850, 3,785.