The citizens of Elizabethtown join me in welcoming you to the City of Elizabethtown’s website. We are pleased that you have chosen to visit our community, which is located in the heartland of Kentucky. Elizabethtown is a hub for several major roads including Interstate 65, U.S. 31W, U.S. 62, Wendell Ford-Western Kentucky Parkway and the Martha Layne Collins-Bluegrass Parkway.
Our population is approximately 29,044 and we take pride in both the history and future of our community. The City maintains a community center and numerous parks including Freeman Lake Park with a beautiful lake, picnic facilities, paddle boats, fishing, walking trails with wonderful views. The Elizabethtown Sports Park features 12 multi-purpose natural turf fields, 12 baseball/softball diamonds, 2 championship fields with synthetic turf, an ADA accessible miracle field with a soft, synthetic surface, 3 large pavilions, walking trail and playgrounds. The Elizabethtown Nature Park features the Veteran’s Tribute and pavilion. American Legion Park features a 9-hole par 3 golf course, Funtopia, multi-purpose field, tennis courts and a swimming pool. Freeman Lake Park Tennis Complex features 10 tennis courts with five courts lighted.
Elizabethtown has partnered with the Kentucky High School Basketball Coaches Association and the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame to develop a High School Hall of Fame to be located in Elizabethtown. The inaugural class of the Hall of Fame was inducted in July 2012.
Abundant housing in a variety of settings is available for singles, couples and families. Medical and professional services of every type are available within the city, including a 300+ bed regional hospital. Several different shopping areas, including small shops, large department stores, “super stores”, and a fully enclosed mall are all within the city limits.
Elizabethtown has a strong industrial base with 75 industries located within the city. Joining our existing industries are Flexfilms and Lentus, LLC.
Many people visit Elizabethtown to see Civil War Sites in the area as well as the Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum, the Hardin County History Museum, the Brown-Pusey House, Historic State Theater, Lincoln Heritage House, Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln Memorial Cabin and the One-Room Schoolhouse.
Education is a highly valued aspect of life in our community. Elizabethtown Independent Schools and the Hardin County School System each offer top quality learning programs. Elizabethtown Community & Technical College provides accessible and affordable education and training. Western Kentucky University has an extended campus located at ECTC offering bachelors and masters degrees.
Elizabethtown is surrounded by many attractions. We are within forty miles of Mammoth Cave National Park, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace, My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Fort Knox and the Gold Vault, Patton Museum, Churchill Downs and numerous cultural and athletic activity centers.
Our citizens feel we have the best of all worlds: a small, progressive and safe community with job availability, close proximity to numerous attractions and a network of excellent highways.
Thank you for visiting Elizabethtown’s website and we hope that you will come for a visit soon.
Edna Berger, Mayor
City of Elizabethtown