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Overview

Introduction to Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in Hardin county, is located 39 miles S of Louisville, Kentucky. The city has a population of approximately 22,542.

Elizabethtown History

The city of Elizabethtown is in Hardin County. The city was named after Colonel John Hardin, an Indian fighter who was assassinated by Native Americans while on a peace mission with tribes in Ohio. The city was founded in the year 1779, when the early settlers of the area arrived there. Captain Thomas Helm, Col. Andrew Hynes, and Col. Samuel Haycraft were the early settlers of the city who built forts with blockhouses to use as stockades for defense against Native Americans. This was the first construction made in the area and gradually Elizabethtown became a busy and populated city.

Elizabethtown and nearby Attractions

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
  • Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor
  • Mammoth Cave National Park
  • Green River Lake State Park
  • Historic State Theatre Complex

Things To Do In Elizabethtown

Tourists can visit the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site, the birthplace of one of the world’s strongest leaders, Sir Abraham Lincoln. One can enjoy the adventure of cave tours, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, and picnicking in the Mammoth Cave National Park. In addition there is the Historic State Theatre where one can watch live performing acts. Elizabethtown also organizes several recreational programs throughout the year.

Elizabethtown Transportation

Louisville International - Standiford Field Airport offers facilities for air transportation.

Elizabethtown Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are offered by University of Louisville, Bellarmine University, Elizabethtown Community College, and Campbellsville University.

People

Total Population 29,464
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 12,772
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 46.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27%
Median Earnings25+ $34,778
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,996
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,226

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,195
% Above Poverty Level 83.3%
% Below Poverty Level 16.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.1%
Median Gross Rent $698
Median House Value $151,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.6%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 12.3%

Elizabethtown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 39 miles S of Louisville, Kentucky
County Hardin
Standard Zip Codes 42701
P.O. Box Zip Codes 42702
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.693
Longitude -85.859

Elizabethtown 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 ELIZABETHTOWN WP 2
Distance 1.6 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 LEITCHFIELD 2 N
Distance 27.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 49.4 inches
Station BARDSTOWN 5 E
Distance 27.4 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Glendale (42701)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hodgenville 3,236 $34,188
Lebanon Junction 1,814 $51,389
New Haven 788 $43,490
Radcliff 22,939 $52,452
Sonora 702 $68,203
Vine Grove 5,296 $67,708

Elizabethtown Public Libraries

Library
Hardin County Public Library
100 JIM OWEN DRIVE
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
(270) 769-6337
Library Web Site

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Elizabethtown Hospitals

HARDIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
913 NORTH DIXIE AVE
(270) 737-1212
Emergency Service: Yes

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Elizabethtown High Schools

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JOHN HARDIN HIGH SCHOOL
384 W A JENKINS RD
270-769-8906
Serves 1,219 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

ELIZABETHTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
620 N MULBERRY ST
270-769-3381
Serves 702 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

LINCOLN VILLAGE TREATMENT CENTER ALT SCH
NEW GLENDALE RD
270-766-5043
A Non-traditional School
Serves 32 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

HARDIN COUNTY DAY TREATMENT CENTER
643 WESTPORT ROAD
270-766-5053
A Non-traditional School
Serves 22 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.5

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