Introduction to Russellville, Kentucky
The first settlers of Russellville arrived in the year 1790. The city was incorporated in the year 1798. From the period of 1790 to 1798, the place was known by several names like Cook's Station, Logan Court House, Big Boiling Spring, and Rogue’s Harbour. The city was named Russellville, after William Russell who was a general during American Revolutionary War. Confederate sympathizers met in the Russellville Convention, during the Civil War to formed the Confederate government in Kentucky.
Russellville and nearby Attractions
- Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site
- Barren River Imaginative Museum of Science
- Kentucky Museum
- Lake Malone State Park
Things To Do In Russellville
Visitors to the city can enjoy the recreational facilities offered by Lake Malone State Park, Port Royal State Park, and Dunbar Cave State Park. They can also take a trip to the National Corvette Museum. Logan County Fair is a local festival that is held in the month of Juneevery year. One can also plan a trip to the Kentucky Museum and Barren River Imaginative Museum of Science.
Bowling Green - Warren County Regional Airport is the nearest airport.
Russellville Higher Education
Western Kentucky University, Austin Peay State University, and Volunteer State Community College offer higher educational facilities.