Prehistoric cultural affiliation(s) include Mississippian dating back to 1000.
The famous person Dr. Ancil Gatliff is associated with one of more of the Whitley County historic places.
Some of the country's most noteable architects helped create the Whitley County places including A.L. White, Louisville Bridge, F.B. Heath, Samuel W. Easley, Gregg, Edd R., and A.A. Honeywell. Prominent architectural styles found in Whitley Country are Classical Revival, Queen Anne and Art Deco.