David is an unincorporated community and coal town in Floyd County, Kentucky. Located in the Appalachian Mountains, it lies approximately 100 miles southeast of Lexington. The town was named for David L. Francis, president of Princess Elkhorn Coal Company which originally built and owned the town. The U.S. Census of 2000 recorded a population of 435. Although it was formerly a company town, it was in many ways a model coal community with many amenities not typical of the region at the time including a swimming pool, central water and sewer, cable TV service and an airport. The company also supported a children's choir, The Patsy Teenagers, which toured nationally. The town, under the auspices of the David Community Development Corporation, ended up purchasing the entire town and went on to secure funding for a new water and sewer system, a fire station, a new park and several dozen new homes.
The David School is featured in the six-hour documentary film Country Boys which was broadcast in Frontline on PBS, about two residents, Chris and Cody, and their life in a poor, rural mountain town.
The David Community is experiencing a revitalization. Several organizations, including The David School, St. Vincent's Mission and the David Community Development Corporation, along with many others are working towards bringing life back to the once thriving community.