Introduction to Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Hopkinsville, Kentucky is 24 miles N of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center) and 62 miles NW of Nashville, Tennessee. It is in Christian county. The city is part of the Clarksville - Hopkinsville metro area. The population of Hopkinsville is 30,089.
The original settlers of Hopkinsville were Bartholomew and Martha Ann Wood, a couple who came from Jonesborough, Tennessee in 1796. Wood claimed 1,200 acres of land for his service in the American Revolutionary War. Other settlers rushed in soon and a village was created. The city was incorporated in 1804 and was named Hopkinsville honoring General Samuel Hopkins of the Henderson County.
Hopkinsville and nearby Attractions
- Pennyroyal Area Museum
- Roller Dome
- Lake Barkley State Park
- Lake Malone State Park
Things To Do In Hopkinsville
Tourists can visit Lake Barkley State Park and Lake Malone State Park. The Roller Dome is a wonderful place to visit with family; in fact children love the amusement park here. The Pennyroyal Area Museum is a very popular place to visit when staying in Hopkinsville. Tourists can also be at the festivals hosted by the city like the Western Kentucky State Fair, Little River Days, and the Applefest.
Bowling Green - Warren County Regional Airport provides opportunities for air transportation.
Hopkinsville Higher Education
Hopkinsville is home to Hopkinsville Community College. Others in the neighborhood include Austin Peay State University, Murray State University, and Tennessee State University.