Flatwoods is a city located in Greenup County, Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 7,423. We are part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Ron Fields is the city's mayor. Flatwoods was originally named Advance; Advance Methodist Church formed a Sunday school beginning in 1860. The name was later changed to Cheap, after John Cheap, a blind Methodist minister. The City returned to the name of Advance with a post office established in 1918. In 1938, the Post Office was renamed Flatwoods, and the town was incorporated in 1938 under that name. The name of Flatwoods comes from the areas original topography, a belt of flat wooded land, approximately 650 feet in elevation.
The Flatwoods Fire Department was formed in 1953 as an all volunteer department.
62 years later we are stronger than ever and growing to meet the needs of our community. Our present station was built in 1990 and was recently renovated in 2014.