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Wayland, Kentucky

Wayland, Kentucky

Wayland (KY), 41666, United States

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Description Wayland is a home rule-class city in Floyd County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 426 at the 2010 census, up from 298 at the 2000 census.HistoryIn 1913, the Elk Horn Coal Company established the town of Wayland, which they named after Clarence Wayland Watson, the president of the company. The next year on May 18, the town post office was established. Wayland was incorporated as a sixth-class city in 1923.GeographyWayland is located in southwestern Floyd County at, in the valleys of the Right Fork Beaver Creek and its tributary, Steele Creek. Kentucky Route 7 passes through the city, leading north to Garrett and south 9mi to Topmost.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.8km2, all land.EducationThe city's public schools are operated by the Floyd County Schools system. Most students residing in Wayland attend: James A. Duff Elementary SchoolAllen Central Middle SchoolAllen Central High School