Fleming, Ky was built in l9l3-l4 by Elkhorn Coal Corporation. It is located about 7 miles northeast of Whitesburg on Wright Fork of Boone Fork of the North Fork of the Kentucky River in the southeastern portion of Letcher County. Fleming was the center of the operations of the Elkhorn Coal Corporation. The town was named for George W. Fleming, the coporation’s first president . Fleming’s Main Street in l9l3 consisted of a hotel, bank, Elkhorn Coal Corp. offices, depot, company store and meat market, and shop buildings. A few years later a church, fire department, soda fountain, hospital, jail, elementary and high school were built. On the lower floor of the hotel (boarding house) were a movie theater, doctor’s offices, barber shop, pool hall and post office. In l907 much of Fleming’s Main Street was the farm of W. K. Collier. The company houses were under construction by July l9l3. On Aug. l0, l9l3 the first train came to Fleming, which at this time was the end of the new line. The first train car of coal was loaded at Fleming on Aug. 30, l9l3. In l9l4, the day after the funeral of John C. C. Mayo, officials of Elk Horn and Consolidated coal companies assembled in Fleming to look over their mining interests. The Fleming Baptist Church was formally and duly organized on July 8, l9l7. The First National Bank of Fleming was organized in l92l and closed in l937. Fleming High School had its beginnings in the Fleming grade school, over the store and in the Fleming Church. The High School was built in l928. The first class to graduate from Fleming High School was in l929 with 4 graduates.