Introduction to Campbellsville, Kentucky
Campbellsville, Kentucky, in Taylor county, is located 65 miles SW of Lexington, Kentucky. The city has a population of 10,498.
The city of Campbellsville was founded in the year 1817. The city derived its name from Andrew Campbell. He was from Augusta County, Virginia and had laid out the city. Campbellsville has been the site of several Civil War battles. A number of local homes and churches were turned into hospitals after the Battle of Tebbs Bend, which took place in the year 1863. The first courthouse of the city was burnt in the year 1864 by the Confederates. The replacement building has been built on the same site.
Campbellsville and nearby Attractions
- Hiestand House Museum
- Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
- Old Fort Harrod State Park
- Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
- Kentucky Railway Museum
Things To Do In Campbellsville
Tourists can opt for a trip to the beautiful Campbellsville’s Green River Lake. They can also visit the Taylor County Fair organized by the natives in the month of June. Visitors to the city can also enjoy the recreational facilities provided by the Green River Lake State Park and the Miller Park. The Lowell Avenue Church, Saint Andrews Church, and Marks Church are some of the local churches.
Air transportation is avaiable from Louisville International Airport.
Campbellsville Higher Education
Campbellsville University is located in Campbellsville. Other nearby educational institutions are the Elizabethtown Community College, University of Louisville, and Sullivan University.