Introduction to Russellville, Kentucky

Russellville, Kentucky, in Logan county, is 34 miles NE of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center) and 47 miles N of Nashville, Tennessee. About 7,149 people live in Russellville.

Russellville History

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.

Russellville Transportation

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.


Total Population 7,015
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 20.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,225
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 34.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $38,715
% Above Poverty Level 72.6%
% Below Poverty Level 27.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 35.6%
Median Gross Rent $522
Median House Value $88,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.3%
US/American 0%
English 13.4%
Irish 13.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Russellville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles NE of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 47 miles N of Nashville, Tennessee
County Logan
Standard Zip Codes 42276
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.845
Longitude -86.887

Russellville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 50.4 inches
Distance 25.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 47 to 68 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 70 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cave Spring (42276)

Cooperstown (42276)

Daysville (42276)

Gordonsville (42276)

Oakville (42276)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adairville 1,048 $48,750
Auburn 1,491 $38,750
Elkton 2,081 $39,519
Franklin 8,643 $38,062
Lewisburg 789 $46,944
Woodburn 304 $51,667

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Russellville Public Libraries

Logan County Public Library
Russellville, Kentucky
(270) 726-6129
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Russellville Hospitals

(270) 726-4011
Emergency Service: Yes

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Russellville High Schools

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Serves 953 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

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Serves 353 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

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