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Overview

Introduction to Bardstown, Kentucky

Bardstown, Kentucky, in Nelson county, is located 34 miles SE of Louisville, Kentucky.

Bardstown History

The city of Bardstown was incorporated in the year 1790. It is one of the oldest cities of the state. Bardstown was the first center of Catholicism located in the west of the Appalachian Mountains. The downtown area of Bardstown is a historic district and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Diocese of Bardstown, which was established in the year 1808 serves all Catholics between Mississippi River and Appalachians Mountains. A large number of bourbon is produced in Bardstown. This led to the city being nicknamed as the Bourbon Capital of the World.

Bardstown and nearby Attractions

  • Old Bardstown Village and Civil War Museum
  • Women's Civil War Museum
  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
  • Lincoln Homestead State Park
  • Louisville Zoo

Things To Do In Bardstown

Visitors to Bardstown can enjoy the recreational facilities offered by My Old Kentucky Home State Park. Those who are interested in wild life can take a trip to the Louisville Zoo. Golf lovers can visit the My Old Kentucky Home Golf Course. You can also visit the Wickland Church which is located in the city. Visitors can join the natives of the city to celebrate the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in the month of September every year. Other local festivals are Nelson County Fair and Bluegrass Festival.

Bardstown Transportation

Louisville International airport is the nearest airport.

Bardstown Higher Education

Higher education is offered by institutions including Elizabethtown Community College, University Of Louisville, and Sullivan University.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,034
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+5,481
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married43%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.1%
Median Earnings25+$32,340
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$43,929
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,655

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,595
% Above Poverty Level83.6%
% Below Poverty Level16.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32.5%
Median Gross Rent$648
Median House Value$126,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.3%
Irish15.2%
English11.6%
German11.2%
Italian1.9%
French Except Basque1.2%
Scottish1.1%
Polish0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Australian0.6%
Swedish0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Greek0.3%
Arab0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Norwegian0.1%
Russian0.1%
African0.1%
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Bardstown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nelson County
Standard Zip Codes40004
Phone Area Codes502
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude37.81
Approximate Longitude-85.46

Bardstown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBARDSTOWN 5 E
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip50 inches
StationELIZABETHTOWN WP 2
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip49.2 inches
StationBRADFORDSVILLE
Distance28.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 43 F
Apr Temp41 to 68 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp42 to 70 F
Annual Precip52.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bloomfield999$41,250
Lebanon Junction1,978$50,000
Loretto692$42,969
New Haven645$43,906
Springfield3,017$38,938
Taylorsville1,673$38,636

Bardstown Public Libraries

Nelson County Public Library
201 CATHEDRAL MANOR
Bardstown, Kentucky
(502) 348-3714

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Bardstown Hospitals

Flaget Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
4305 New Shepherdsville Road
(502) 350-5000

Bardstown Public Schools

Bardstown Early Childhood Center
980 Templin Avenue
ZIP: 40004
(502) 331-8804
Primary
Total Enrollment 289
Bardstown Elementary School
420 North 5th
ZIP: 40004
(502) 331-8801
Primary
Total Enrollment 641
Bardstown High School
400 N 5th St
ZIP: 40004
(502) 331-8802
High
Total Enrollment 649
Bardstown Middle School
410 N 5th St
ZIP: 40004
(502) 331-8803
Middle
Total Enrollment 545
Bardstown Primary School
1000 Templin Ave
ZIP: 40004
(502) 331-8810
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
Foster Heights Elementary School
211 E Muir Ave
ZIP: 40004
(502) 349-7030
Primary
Total Enrollment 697
Horizons Academy
304 Wildcat Lane
ZIP: 40004
(502) 349-7045
High
Total Enrollment 54
Nelson County Area Technology Center
1060 Bloomfield Road
ZIP: 40004
(502) 348-9096
Nelson County Early Learning Center
1200 Cardinal Dr
ZIP: 40004
(502) 349-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 185
Nelson County High School
1070 Bloomfield Rd
ZIP: 40004
(502) 349-7010
High
Total Enrollment 843
Old Kentucky Home Middle School
301 Wildcat Ln
ZIP: 40004
(502) 349-7040
Middle
Total Enrollment 381
Thomas Nelson High School
2885 New Shepherdsville Road
ZIP: 40004
(502) 349-7000
High
Total Enrollment 724

Bardstown Private Schools

Bethlehem High School
309 W Stephen Foster Ave
ZIP: 40004
Secondary
Total Enrollment 316
St Joseph School
320 W Stephen Foster Ave
ZIP: 40004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 368
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