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Welcome to Cave City ...

The city of Cave City is located in Barren County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cave City has a population of 2,419 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Cave City.

Cave City is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Cave City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Cave City (for example, toward Liberty), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Cave City lies within the (270) area code.

The ZIP code for Cave City: 42127<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cave City had an population of 2,419 people. This is an increase of 7.99% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 28.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cave City had a population of 2,240 people (which is 5.31% of the total population of Barren County). This makes Cave City the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Cave City represents 0.05% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 135th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,240 people, the population of Cave City increased 19.15% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,880 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cave City.

Communities Also Named Cave City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Cave City - they are located in Arkansas, California and Missouri.

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

Communities near Cave City ...

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

  • Glasgow (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
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    • Glasgow lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Cave City and is located in Barren County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,411 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<6>
  • Horse Cave (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Cave
    • Horse Cave lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Cave City and is located in Hart County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,415 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Cave
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horse Cave<6>
  • Munfordville (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
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    • Munfordville lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Cave City and is located in Hart County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,660 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Munfordville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munfordville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Munfordville<6>
  • Brownsville (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
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    • Brownsville lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Cave City and is located in Edmonson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 840 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownsville<6>
  • Smiths Grove (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
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    • Smiths Grove lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Cave City and is located in Warren County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 817 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smiths Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smiths Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smiths Grove<6>
  • Park City (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
    • Park City lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Cave City and is located in Barren County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 564 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park City<6>
  • Bonnieville (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
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    • Bonnieville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Cave City and is located in Hart County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonnieville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonnieville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonnieville<6>
  • Hiseville (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiseville
    • Hiseville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Cave City and is located in Barren County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiseville
  • Oakland (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
    • Oakland lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Cave City and is located in Warren County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 217 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
  • Union City (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
    • Union City lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Cave City and is located in Edmonson County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City

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 Cave City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cave City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cave City. 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 Cave City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cave City. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cave City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cave City ...

Looking for more information about Cave City? 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 Cave City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cave City.

Adding Cave City to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cave City was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Cave City on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

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

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Mentions & References for Cave City

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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 Barren, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cave City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cave City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Cave City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cave City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cave City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cave City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cave CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cave City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1357, Longitude: -85.9559    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.




 

 

 

 

 


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