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Hodgenville is a city in LaRue County, in the Elizabethtown metro area.

Hodgenville is in the Pennyroyal region.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Robert Hodgen, mill owner.

The latitude of Hodgenville is 37.573N. The longitude is -85.74W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 728 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,787.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$25,132
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hodgenville demographic reports
Hodgenville is on the Nolin River.
Thomas Lincoln bought a farm called Sinking Spring near here in 1808. His son Abraham was born the following February.

Confederate guerrillas burned the county courthouse in 1865 because federal soldiers had used the building as a barracks.

Local festivals include:
  • LaRue County Fair - July 27-Aug. 4, 2007
  • Lincoln Days - Oct. 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hodgenville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace, Lincoln Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Hodgenville residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hodgenville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hodgenville was $14,794, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Hodgenville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Hodgenville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $266.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $579.


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Libraries in Hodgenville include Larue County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hodgenville include LaRue County Herald

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LaRue County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hodgenville political report.

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The average commute time for Hodgenville workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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