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.

Campbellsville History

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.

Campbellsville Transportation

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.


Total Population 10,983
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 4,191
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 38.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $38,381
% Above Poverty Level 75.2%
% Below Poverty Level 24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.3%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 39.9%
Median Gross Rent $571
Median House Value $84,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.6%
US/American 0%
English 8.1%
Irish 12%

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

Campbellsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 65 miles SW of Lexington, Kentucky
County Taylor
Standard Zip Codes 42718
P.O. Box Zip Codes 42719
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.343
Longitude -85.341

Campbellsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 54 inches
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 44 F
Apr Temp 42 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 53 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Campbellsville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Campbellsvlle (42718, 42719)

Finley (42718)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bradfordsville 317 $34,028
Columbia 4,561 $39,818
Greensburg 2,298 $36,705
Lebanon 5,620 $33,883
Liberty 1,862 $36,016
Raywick 137 $56,250

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

Campbellsville Public Libraries

Taylor County Public Library District
Campbellsville, Kentucky
(270) 465-2562

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Campbellsville Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(270) 465-3561
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 16

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Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

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