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Barren County, Kentucky

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Barren County was established in 1798 from land given by Green County and Warren County. Like most of south central Kentucky, Barren County was settled by the Scots-Irish, and still bears many cultural aspects that trace back to that heritage. The Scottish heritage is the most evident, as indicated by the name of the county seat, which is named for Glasgow, Scotland, and is celebrated annually with the Glasgow Highland Games, one of three highland games held each year in Kentucky.

Barren was a prohibition or dry county, until September 2016.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Communities

  • Austin
  • Cave City
  • Eighty Eight
  • Finney
  • Glasgow (County Seat)
  • Hiseville
  • Lecta
  • Park City
  • Rocky Hill
  • Temple Hill


Confederate Monument of John A. Murray

Jesse James Riding Stables

Diamond Caverns

Onyx Cave