The Original Kentucky Fried Chicken in Corbin, KY

Birthplace of KFC in Corbin KY




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Harland David Sanders, better known as

Colonel Sanders was born and raised in Henryville, Indiana  

 (September 9, 1890- December 16, 1980}

The grave site of Colonel Sanders is at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky. Just follow the yellow stripe on the road.


 Sanders Court and Café, the birthplace of the original Kentucky Fried Chicken is located in Corbin, KY.

This is the original restaurant of Harland Sanders, in Corbin and was originally called Sanders Café before the "Colonel" developed his original recipe... the "secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices" for his fried chicken.


Location: From Interstate 75, take Corbin Exit 29 KFC in Corbin

The first Corbin exit if you are headed south, second Corbin exit if you are headed north

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Go south on 25E for a mile, then turn right on 25 W and it's about a half a mile. Counting the traffic signals, including the one at the interstate, turn right at the 5th light signal. Look for the signs


688 US wy 25 E

{1002 W. Dixie Hwy.}

Corbin, KY 40701

(606) 528-2163

 Open from 10 am to 9 pm.


Colonel Sanders First Restaurant

This is where it all began... 


The restaurant and museum of the first Kentucky Fried Chicken in Kentucky is popular among the tourists.  









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Held on the last weekend in September in London, KY featuring entertainment, from music and dance to comedy and contests.

There are a lot of area attractions you can visit from this Corbin location!

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  Kentucky Fried Chicken in Corbin





"The Colonel" and his original recipe was bought out by John Y Brown who developed the franchise from the "secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices" for his fried chicken.
























Original KFC in Corbin KY





















The remodeling of the birthplace of KFC in Corbin, Kentucky, slated to be completed by Fall.

Kentucky Fried Chicken , KFC as my granddaughter calls it, is her favorite place to eat. Two drumsticks, mashed potatoes & gravy and a biscuit. 

Once a week. So it's not just for tourists.


Getting excited to go to the Birthplace of KFC in Corbin. 


Harland Sanders first served his famous fried chicken in 1932 in the middle of the Great Depression at a gas station he owned in North Corbin, Kentucky. 


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The dining area was named 'Sanders Court and Café' and was so successful that in 1936, the Governor of Kentucky, Ruby Laffoon granted Sanders the title of honorary Kentucky Colonel.  When Sanders prepared his chicken in his restaurant in Corbin, he prepared the chicken in an iron skillet, which took about 30 minutes, too long for a restaurant operation. In 1939, Sanders changed the cooking process for his fried chicken by using a pressure cooker, resulting in a greatly reduced cooking time comparable to that of deep frying. During the same year, food critic Duncan Hines visited Sanders' restaurant and was so impressed he listed the place in "Adventures in Good Eating," his famous guide to restaurants throughout the US. In 1940, Sanders devised what came to be known as his Original Recipe®. According to Unusual Kentucky, Sanders named the original recipe Kentucky Fried Chicken in 1951. The Sanders Court & Café served travelers, often those headed to Florida, so when a route planned in the 1950's, for what would become Interstate 75, bypassed Corbin, he sold his properties and traveled the United States to sell his chicken to restaurant owners.The first was Pete Harman in South Salt Lake City, Utah. They opened the nation's and world's first franchise"Kentucky Fried Chicken" outlet in 1952.  

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The Colonel's secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices that creates the famous 'finger lickin' good' chicken remains a trade secret held in a new safe.


Sanders Cafe and Museum getting first renovation in 30 years
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Grab a piece of chicken from the Colonel. 


 Sanders Park in Corbin, Ky.



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First visit to the first original KFC in Kentucky, where it all began.

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Colonel Sanders First Restaurant 
























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