Introduction to Radcliff, Kentucky
Radcliff, Kentucky is 30 miles S of Louisville, Kentucky. It is in Hardin county. The population of the city is 21,961.
The city of Radcliff was incorporated in 1956. It was formed in 1919, when Horace McCullum sold several sub - divided lots in an auction. Radcliff derived its name from McCullum’s friend Major William Radcliffe, who was the head of the Quartermaster Corps at Camp Henry Knox. In the 1930s, Fort Knox expanded and dislocated Stithton and New Stithton. This led to the businessmen and residents of those communities shift to Radcliff. The fire department of the city was established in the year 1955. Radcliff is well known for having the largest number of fast food restaurants within 1 square mile in the U.S.
Radcliff and nearby Attractions
- Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
- Corydon Capitol Historic Site
- My Old Kentucky Home State Park
- Louisville Zoo
- Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom
Things To Do In Radcliff
The visitors to the city can visit the Saunders Spring Nature Preserve and can enjoy the facilities offered by Duvall Park. They may also visit the local churches like the Stovall Church, Stithon Church, Mill Creek Church, and Saint Christophers Church. Tourists can also plan a trip to the Thomas Edison House and Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site. The Louisville Zoo can also be visited while in the city.
Louisville International is the nearest airport.
Radcliff Higher Education
Elizabethtown Community College, University of Louisville, and Jefferson Community College offer higher educational opportunities.