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Overview

Introduction to Bardstown, Kentucky

Bardstown, Kentucky, in Nelson county, is located 34 miles SE of Louisville, Kentucky. There are 10,374 residents in the city.

Bardstown History

The city of Bardstown was incorporated in the year 1790. It is one of the oldest cities of the state. Bardstown was the first center of Catholicism located in the west of the Appalachian Mountains. The downtown area of Bardstown is a historic district and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Diocese of Bardstown, which was established in the year 1808 serves all Catholics between Mississippi River and Appalachians Mountains. A large number of bourbon is produced in Bardstown. This led to the city being nicknamed as the Bourbon Capital of the World.

Bardstown and nearby Attractions

  • Old Bardstown Village and Civil War Museum
  • Women's Civil War Museum
  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
  • Lincoln Homestead State Park
  • Louisville Zoo

Things To Do In Bardstown

Visitors to Bardstown can enjoy the recreational facilities offered by My Old Kentucky Home State Park. Those who are interested in wild life can take a trip to the Louisville Zoo. Golf lovers can visit the My Old Kentucky Home Golf Course. You can also visit the Wickland Church which is located in the city. Visitors can join the natives of the city to celebrate the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in the month of September every year. Other local festivals are Nelson County Fair and Bluegrass Festival.

Bardstown Transportation

Louisville International airport is the nearest airport.

Bardstown Higher Education

Higher education is offered by institutions including Elizabethtown Community College, University Of Louisville, and Sullivan University.

People

Total Population 12,930
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,799
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 41%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.4%
Median Earnings25+ $29,131
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,588
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,527

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,663
% Above Poverty Level 75.6%
% Below Poverty Level 24.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.7%
Median Gross Rent $677
Median House Value $113,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.4%
US/American 0%
English 12.2%
Irish 14.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bardstown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 34 miles SE of Louisville, Kentucky
County Nelson
Standard Zip Codes 40004
Phone Area Codes 502
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.809
Longitude -85.466

Bardstown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BARDSTOWN 5 E
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 50 inches
Station ELIZABETHTOWN WP 2
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches
Station BRADFORDSVILLE
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 43 F
Apr Temp 41 to 68 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 70 F
Annual Precip 52.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bloomfield 965 $45,000
Lebanon Junction 1,861 $50,529
Loretto 734 $53,182
New Haven 669 $48,750
Springfield 2,955 $39,899
Taylorsville 1,126 $27,140

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bardstown Public Libraries

Library
Nelson County Public Library
90 COURT SQUARE
Bardstown, Kentucky
(502) 348-3714
Library Web Site

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Bardstown Hospitals

FLAGET MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
4305 NEW SHEPHERDSVILLE ROAD
(502) 350-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Bardstown High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

NELSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
1070 BLOOMFIELD RD
502-349-7010
Serves 1,527 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.3

BARDSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
400 N 5TH ST
502-331-8802
Serves 488 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

NEW HORIZONS HIGH SCHOOL
1070 BLOOMFIELD RD
502-349-7010
A Non-traditional School

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