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Welcome to Bardstown ...

The city of Bardstown is located in Nelson County<1> and is the County Seat for Nelson County.

The location of Bardstown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bardstown has a population of 13,253 people<3> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Bardstown, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated in 1790.

Going back to its beginning, Bardstown was originally named Bairds Town. For more information about the names of Bardstown, see The Names of Bardstown on our Genealogy Page.

The community of Bardstown is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Bardstown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel south from Bardstown (for example, toward Greensburg), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The area code for Bardstown: (502)

The ZIP code for Bardstown: 40004<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bardstown had an population of 13,253 people. This is an increase of 13.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.75% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bardstown had a population of 11,700 people (or 26.94% of the total population of Nelson County). This makes Bardstown the county's most populous community.

The population of Bardstown represents 0.27% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 29th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,700 people, the population of Bardstown increased 12.78% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 10,374 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bardstown.

Adding Bardstown to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Bardstown in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Bardstown elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bardstown on a George F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bardstown on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Bardstown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Bardstown - it's located in Arkansas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bardstown.

Communities near Bardstown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bardstown.

  • Mount Washington [Bullitt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Washington
    • Mount Washington [Bullitt County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Bardstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,817 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Washington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Washington<7>
  • Shepherdsville [Bullitt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherdsville
    • Shepherdsville [Bullitt County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Bardstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,442 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherdsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherdsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shepherdsville<7>
  • Hillview [Bullitt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillview
    • Hillview [Bullitt County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Bardstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,225 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillview
  • Springfield [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
    • Springfield [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Bardstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,961 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lebanon Junction [Bullitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon Junction
      • Lebanon Junction [Bullitt County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Bardstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,962 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon Junction
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon Junction<7>
    • Taylorsville [Spencer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Spencer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Bardstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,308 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<7>
    • Hebron Estates [Bullitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron Estates
      • Hebron Estates [Bullitt County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Bardstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,177 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron Estates
    • Bloomfield [Nelson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomfield
      • Bloomfield [Nelson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Bardstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,066 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomfield<7>
    • New Haven [Nelson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Haven
      • New Haven [Nelson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Bardstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<7>
    • Loretto [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loretto
      • Loretto [Marion County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Bardstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 693 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loretto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loretto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loretto<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bardstown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bardstown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bardstown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bardstown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bardstown. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bardstown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bardstown ...

Looking for more information about Bardstown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bardstown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bardstown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Kentucky

About Nelson County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bardstown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Nelson County: www.nelsoncountyky.com

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Nelson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bardstown.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bardstown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bardstown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bardstown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bardstown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bardstown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bardstown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bardstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8169, Longitude: -85.4582       In this case, the coordinates for Bardstown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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