Hardin County Real Estate and Community Information

Hardin County Real Estate and Community Information

Known at one time as the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, Hardin County, Kentucky is home to some 105,000 residents. Hardin County traces its origins back to 1792 when it was formed from the neighboring Nelson County. The nearby Fort Knox Military Installation is a massive source of revenue for the economy of the county.

Hardin County contains the following cities:


Elizabethtown (also known as "E-Town") serves as the county seat of Hardin County and is home to an estimated 29,900 residents.

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As part of the Elizabethtown–Fort Knox Metropolitan Area, Muldraugh has around 980 residents.

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Some 22,400 people live in the city of Radcliff. The economy of Radcliff benefits greatly by the nearby Fort Knox U.S. Army base.

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Home to about 500 residents, Sonora was originally a construction camp for the railroad in the 1850's.

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Originally known as Leesville, Upton has a population of about 680 people.

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Vine Grove

Located in the northern end of Hardin County, Vine Grove is home to around 6,000 residents.

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West Point

Founded in 1789, West Point has a population of about 780 people.

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Shopping and Dining in Hardin County

There are plenty of opportunities for having a great time shopping and dining in Hardin County. In Elizabethtown, you’ll find the Towne Mall which features a great selection of retailers and restaurants such as JC Penny, TF Games, Zales and more. If you’re shopping for antiques and home decor, then Radcliff has specialty stores such as Somewhere In Time Antiques Mall and The Red Brick Cottage Farmhouse Home Decor & Boutique Clothing.

Hardin County really stands out in its outstanding dining options. If you’re looking for a place that serves great family recipes, Back Home Restaurant in Elizabethtown needs to be first on your list. For a great blend of atmosphere, great food and service, Stone Hearth Restaurant is the perfect romantic escape. Radcliff also has it’s chare of great food. Colton's Steak House & Grill serves the best steaks in town. Other top restaurants include Tuscany Italian Restaurant, Woo Hoo It's Greek Food, and Tokyo.

Hardin County Parks & Recreation

There are plenty of great opportunities for outdoor activities in Hardin County. If you love baseball and soccer, then Elizabethtown has what you need with its Elizabethtown Sports Park, featuring 12 baseball diamonds and 12 fields for soccer and other sports. Or if you enjoy water sports or just want to go for a relaxing walk in a beautiful Kentucky setting, Freeman Lake has what you need. And for fun with the kids, check out Funtopia in Elizabethtown.

Hardin County Education

Students living in Hardin County attend schools in 3 school districts. Most of the county is cared for by Hardin County Schools, with Elizabethtown Independent Schools serving Elizabethtown students, and West Point Independent School District handling schools in West Point. There are also five private schools in Hardin County, including Elizabethtown Christian Academy, St. James Catholic School, North Hardin Christian School, and Gloria Dei Lutheran School.

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