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Hopkinsville is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Christian County, Kentucky, United States. The population at the 2010 census was 31,577.HistoryEarly yearsThe area of present-day Hopkinsville was initially claimed in 1796 by Bartholomew Wood as part of a 1200acre grant for his service in the American Revolution. He and his wife Martha Ann moved from Jonesborough, Tennessee, first to a cabin near present-day W. Seventh and Bethel streets; then to a second cabin near present-day 9th and Virginia streets; and finally to a third home near 14th and Campbell.Following the creation of Christian County the same year, the Woods donated 5acre of land and a half interest in their Old Rock Spring to form its seat of government in 1797. By 1798, a log courthouse, jail, and "stray pen" had been built; the next year, John Campbell and Samuel Means laid out the streets for "Christian Court House". The community tried to rename itself "Elizabeth" after the Woods' eldest daughter, but another town in Hardin County preëmpted the name, and the Kentucky Assembly established the town in 1804 as "Hopkinsville" after veteran and state representative Samuel Hopkins of Henderson County (later the namesake of Hopkins County as well).
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Casey Jones Distillery ©
Casey Jones Distillery
Duration: 1h 30 min
Griffin's Studio ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Griffin's Studio
Duration: 2 hours
Pennyroyal Scuba Blue Springs Resort ©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Pennyroyal Scuba Blue Springs Resort
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Hopkinsville

MB Roland Distillery ©
MB Roland Distillery Pembroke
Duration: 1h 30 min
Fort Donelson National Battlefield ©
Fort Donelson National Battlefield Dover
Duration: 2 hours
Kentucky Lake ©
Water Body
Kentucky Lake Gilbertsville
Duration: 2 hours
Smothers Park ©
Smothers Park Owensboro
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Hopkinsville

Hopkinsville Brewing Company ©
Hopkinsville Brewing Company
Duration: 2h 30 min
Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center ©
Water Park
Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center
Duration: 2 hours
Museums of Hopkinsville ©
History Museum
Museums of Hopkinsville
Duration: 30 minutes
Historic Sixth Street
Art Gallery
Historic Sixth Street
Duration: 1h 30 min

Wildlife in Hopkinsville

Jeffers Bend Environmental Center ©
Wildlife Area
Jeffers Bend Environmental Center
Duration: 2 hours

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