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Jamestown, the county seat of Russell County. The town first called Jacksonville, in honor of President Andrew Jackson, was incorporated on December 23, 1827. When the local Anti-Jacksonian Party came into power in 1826, the community was renamed Jamestown to honor James Wooldridge, donor of the one hundred acre town site.
Lake Cumberland, completed by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1952, is of great economic importance to Jamestown for the recreational fishing and boating along its 1,317 miles of shoreline in the region. Wolf Creek Dam is located in Russell County on Lake Cumberland. Wolf Creek Dam, located in Russell County forming Lake Cumberland, was not only built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), but is also owned and operated by them.
Jamestown considers itself a family oriented community;voted #1 in Kentucky best small town for raising a family, 19th in the nation, family values, friendly people, low crime rate, strong work ethic, and involved leadership.