Introduction to Leitchfield, Kentucky
Leitchfield, Kentucky, in Grayson county, is 49 miles SE of Owensboro, Kentucky (center to center) and 61 miles SW of Louisville, Kentucky. As of the year 2000 census, 6,139 people lived in Leitchfield.
This city was named after Major David Leitch, the owner of the land on which the city established. Leitch’s widow donated land for county seat with the condition that the city had to be named after her husband. It is located in Grayson county, which was founded in 1810.
Leitchfield and nearby Attractions
- Mount Vernon Church
- Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor
- Mammoth Cave National Park
- Rough River Dam State Park
Things To Do In Leitchfield
Tourists in Leitchfield visit parks like the Rough River Dam State Park and Mammoth Cave National Park. The Mount Vernon Church is also worth visiting. Another interesting place that one can be in is the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor. Grayson County Fair is hosted by the city every year.
Louisville International - Standiford Field Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Leitchfield Higher Education
Colleges and universities that offer courses for higher studies include the Elizabethtown Community College, Western Kentucky University, University of Louisville, and Jefferson Community College.