Hazard is a city in Kentucky, United States. Both the town and the district were named for Cdre. Oliver Hazard Perry, the legend of the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812. The mail station was at first known as Perry Court House however the name was authoritatively changed to Hazard in 1854.8.
The city was formally fused by the state get together in 1884. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an aggregate zone of 7.0 square miles , all land. Long detached by the encompassing mountains, Hazard was opened to the outside world by the entry of the railroad in 1912. The main access to the valley had already been 45 miles down the North Fork of the Kentucky River or a two-week stumble over the encompassing mountains.