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Christian County, Kentucky

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The county is named for Colonel William Christian, a native of Augusta County, Virginia, and a veteran of the Revolutionary War. He settled near Louisville, Kentucky in 1785, and was killed by Native Americans in southern Indiana in 1786.

Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America was born in Fairview, Christian County, Kentucky, in 1808. United States Vice President Adlai Stevenson I was born in Christian County in 1835.

The present courthouse, built in 1869, replaced a structure burned by Confederate cavalry in 1864 because the Union Army was using it as their barracks.

In 2017, northwestern Christian County experienced the longest duration of totality in the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 that crossed North America. The center was in the Bainbridge/Sinking Fork area of the county, on the Orchardale farm.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Communities

  • Apex
  • Bainbridge
  • Bennettstown
  • Bluff Spring
  • Casky
  • Crofton
  • Edgoten
  • Empire
  • Fairview
  • Fearsville
  • Fort Campbell North
  • Fruit Hill
  • Garrettsburg
  • Gracey
  • Hensleytown
  • Herndon
  • Honey Grove
  • Hopkinsville (County Seat)
  • Howel
  • Julien
  • Kelly
  • LaFayette
  • Mannington
  • Newstead
  • Oak Grove
  • Pembroke
  • Saint Elmo
  • Sinking Fork



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National Register of Historic Places

Western Kentucky History - Christian County

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Full text of "County of Christian, Kentucky : historical and biographical"

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