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Overview

Introduction to Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in Hardin county, is located 39 miles S of Louisville, Kentucky.

Elizabethtown History

The city of Elizabethtown is in Hardin County. The city was named after Colonel John Hardin, an Indian fighter who was assassinated by Native Americans while on a peace mission with tribes in Ohio. The city was founded in the year 1779, when the early settlers of the area arrived there. Captain Thomas Helm, Col. Andrew Hynes, and Col. Samuel Haycraft were the early settlers of the city who built forts with blockhouses to use as stockades for defense against Native Americans. This was the first construction made in the area and gradually Elizabethtown became a busy and populated city.

Elizabethtown and nearby Attractions

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
  • Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor
  • Mammoth Cave National Park
  • Green River Lake State Park
  • Historic State Theatre Complex

Things To Do In Elizabethtown

Tourists can visit the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site, the birthplace of one of the world’s strongest leaders, Sir Abraham Lincoln. One can enjoy the adventure of cave tours, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, and picnicking in the Mammoth Cave National Park. In addition there is the Historic State Theatre where one can watch live performing acts. Elizabethtown also organizes several recreational programs throughout the year.

Elizabethtown Transportation

Louisville International - Standiford Field Airport offers facilities for air transportation.

Elizabethtown Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are offered by University of Louisville, Bellarmine University, Elizabethtown Community College, and Campbellsville University.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,835
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens13.8%
Employed Population 16+13,572
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married43.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.3%
Median Earnings25+$36,762
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,660
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,420

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,601
% Above Poverty Level83.7%
% Below Poverty Level16.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone35.8%
Median Gross Rent$728
Median House Value$162,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.6%
German13.1%
Irish12.6%
English8.2%
Italian2.9%
Dutch1.7%
French Except Basque1.6%
Scottish1.6%
Welsh0.9%
Arab0.7%
Polish0.7%
African0.6%
Palestinian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Egyptian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
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Elizabethtown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hardin County
Standard Zip Codes42701
P.O. Box Zip Codes42702
Phone Area Codes270
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude37.7
Approximate Longitude-85.87

Elizabethtown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationELIZABETHTOWN WP 2
Distance1.6 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
StationLEITCHFIELD 2 N
Distance27.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp43 to 68 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 70 F
Annual Precip49.4 inches
StationBARDSTOWN 5 E
Distance27.4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip50 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hodgenville3,236$34,648
Lebanon Junction1,851$49,375
New Haven615$44,875
Radcliff22,806$52,460
Sonora583$56,250
Vine Grove5,680$65,540

Elizabethtown Public Libraries

Hardin County Public Library
100 JIM OWEN DRIVE
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
(270) 769-6337

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Elizabethtown Hospitals

Healthsouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital Of Central Kentucky
(Proprietary)
134 Heartland Drive
(270) 769-3100
Hardin Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
913 N Dixie Avenue
(270) 706-1212

Elizabethtown Public Schools

Bluegrass Middle School
170 W A Jenkins Rd
ZIP: 42701
(270) 765-2658
Middle
Total Enrollment 558
Crossroads Treatment Center
854 Tunnel Hill Church Rd
ZIP: 42701
(270) 360-0428
Other
Total Enrollment 12
Early College And Career Center
University Dr.
ZIP: 42701
(270) 769-8817
Elizabethtown High School
620 N Mulberry St
ZIP: 42701
(270) 769-3381
High
Total Enrollment 818
G C Burkhead Elementary School
521 Charlemagne Blvd
ZIP: 42701
(270) 769-5983
Primary
Total Enrollment 722
Glen Dale Center
1030 Commerce Dr
ZIP: 42701
(270) 506-1064
High
Total Enrollment 16
Hardin County Day Treatment Center
643 Westport Road
ZIP: 42701
(270) 769-8800
Other
Total Enrollment 13
Heartland Elementary School
2300 Nelson Drive
ZIP: 42701
(270) 769-8800
Primary
Total Enrollment 590
Helmwood Heights Elementary School
307 Cardinal Dr
ZIP: 42701
(270) 769-1328
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
John Hardin High School
384 W A Jenkins Rd
ZIP: 42701
(270) 769-8906
High
Total Enrollment 997
Lincoln Trail Elementary School
3154 Bardstown Rd
ZIP: 42701
(270) 737-7227
Primary
Total Enrollment 507
Lincoln Village Reg Juvenile Det Ctr
820 New Glendale Road
ZIP: 42701
(270) 766-5280
High
Total Enrollment 30
Morningside Elementary School
313 Morningside Dr
ZIP: 42701
(270) 769-3359
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Mulberry Helm Education Center
114 S. Mulberry St.
ZIP: 42701
(270) 769-8800
High
Total Enrollment 36
New Highland Elementary School
110 W A Jenkins Rd
ZIP: 42701
(270) 737-6612
Primary
Total Enrollment 618
Panther Academy
634 N. Mulberry St.
ZIP: 42701
(270) 765-6146
Primary
Total Enrollment 234
Spectrum Care Academy
461 Fowler Lane
ZIP: 42701
(270) 234-0591
Middle
Total Enrollment 13
Talton K Stone Middle School
323 Morningside Dr
ZIP: 42701
(270) 769-6343
Middle
Total Enrollment 576
Valley View Education Center
701 Hawkins Dr
ZIP: 42701
(270) 769-2359
Other
Total Enrollment 16

Elizabethtown Private Schools

Elizabethtown Christian Academy
401 W Poplar St
ZIP: 42701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 99
Gloria Dei Lutheran School
1711 Ring Rd
ZIP: 42701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
Montessori Children's Academy
2411 Ring Rd Ste 114
ZIP: 42701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
St James Catholic School
114 N Miles St
ZIP: 42701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 356
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