Elizabethtown has something to offer for everyone, whether you are doing business, visiting or living here. While the City of Elizabethtown has an official population of 29,000 residents, our average daytime population doubles due to the regional attraction as a place to work, shop, dine and entertain. Elizabethtown is a diverse community with annual festivals, award-winning schools and a thriving historic downtown. Come join us, we aren’t finished yet.
Situated at the crossroads of major highways including Interstate 65, Elizabethtown is conveniently within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population. For those traveling by air, the community is easily accessible through our local general aviation airport, Elizabethtown Regional Airport/Addington Field or commercial flights at nearby Louisville International Airport.
You don’t have to travel far to find something to do. If you are looking for a community that is growing and has it all, you will find it in Elizabethtown, Ky.
Hardin County was established in 1793 and named for Colonel John Hardin, who was killed by Native Americans while on a peace mission with tribes in Ohio. It did not take long for the settlement to become an active community. In just a few years, professional men and tradesmen came to live in the area. In 1793, Colonel Hynes had thirty acres of land surveyed and laid off into lots and streets to establish Elizabethtown. Named in honor of the wife of Andrew Hynes, Elizabethtown was legally established on July 4, 1797.