Photo: Dr. Ancil Gatliff House, ca. 1885, South 5th Street, Williamsburg, KY. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Photographed by User:Nyttend (own work), 2014 [cc0-by-1.0 (creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed July, 2015.
The Whitley County Courthouse is located at 200 Main Street, Williamsburg, KY 40769; phone: 606-549.6004.
Whitley was established in 1818 from part of Knox County. It is named for Colonel William Whitley [1749-1813], a Kentucky pioneer and veteran of the War of 1812.