Barbourville and Knox County Visitor Center

Barbourville & Knox County Visitor Center, formerly the Hiram H. Owens House

Make your first stop a tour of the Barbourville & Knox County Visitor Center to find out about current activities and events we have planned for our visitors and community. Located at 117 High Street, this beautiful stone house with parts dating back to at least the late 1800s, was officially reopened to the public on November 19, 2010 after seven long years of planning, reconstruction and conversion efforts by the Barbourville Tourism Commission and the City of Barbourville. Former Kentucky Governor James Dixon Black built the house for his daughter Georgia Clarice Owens.