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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,015
Male Share of the Population46%
Female Share of the Population54%
Senior Citizens24.5%
Employed Population 16+2,352
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married35.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.1%
Median Earnings25+$26,901
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,516
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,492

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,792
% Above Poverty Level70.9%
% Below Poverty Level29.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone42.6%
Median Gross Rent$550
Median House Value$94,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.8%
English14.1%
Irish11.1%
German7.5%
African2.2%
French Except Basque1.6%
Scottish1.5%
Swedish1%
Italian0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Finnish0.6%
Norwegian0.3%
Welsh0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Russellville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Logan County
Standard Zip Codes42276
Phone Area Codes270
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude36.83
Approximate Longitude-86.89

Russellville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationRUSSELLVILLE
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp25 to 43 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip50.4 inches
StationROCHESTER FERRY
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationPORTLAND SEWAGE PLANT
Distance26.7 miles
Jan Temp26 to 43 F
Apr Temp47 to 68 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp48 to 70 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Adairville890$54,500
Auburn1,457$50,446
Elkton2,269$34,554
Franklin8,675$43,074
Lewisburg723$49,688
Woodburn304$52,750

Russellville Public Libraries

Logan County Public Library
225 ARMORY DRIVE
Russellville, Kentucky
(270) 726-6129

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Russellville Hospitals

Logan Memorial Hospital
(Proprietary)
1625 Nashville Street
(270) 726-4011

Russellville Public Schools

Chandlers Elementary School
6000 Morgantown Rd
ZIP: 42276
(270) 542-4139
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Logan County Alternative School
117 Walker Dr
ZIP: 42276
(270) 725-9592
High
Total Enrollment 33
Logan County High School
2200 Bowling Green Rd
ZIP: 42276
(270) 726-8454
High
Total Enrollment 1086
R E Stevenson Elementary School
1000 N Main St
ZIP: 42276
(270) 726-8425
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Russellville Area Technology Center
1103 West 9th Street
ZIP: 42276
(270) 726-8432
Russellville Junior/senior High School
1101 W 9th St
ZIP: 42276
(270) 726-8421
Other
Total Enrollment 522
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