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Welcome to Glasgow ...

The city of Glasgow is located in Barren County<1> and is the County Seat for Barren County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Glasgow has a population of 14,439 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Glasgow is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Glasgow, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Glasgow is located in the (270) area code.

The ZIP codes for Glasgow: 42141-42142<4>

Websites for Glasgow ...

Official Website:   www.cityofglasgow.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.glasgowbarrenchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Glasgow had an population of 14,439 people. This is an increase of 2.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Glasgow had a population of 14,028 people (or 33.26% of the total population of Barren County). This makes Glasgow the county's most populous community.

The population of Glasgow represents 0.32% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,028 people, the population of Glasgow increased 7.75% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,019 people).

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

Communities Also Named Glasgow ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Glasgow - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa (2), Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Ontario (4), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Glasgow ...

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

  • Cave City (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave City
    • Cave City lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Glasgow and is located in Barren County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,426 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cave City<6>
  • Horse Cave (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Cave
    • Horse Cave lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Glasgow 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 (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Munfordville
    • Munfordville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Glasgow 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>
  • Edmonton (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
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    • Edmonton lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Glasgow and is located in Metcalfe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,597 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edmonton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmonton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edmonton<6>
  • Smiths Grove (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
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    • Smiths Grove lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Glasgow 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 (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
    • Park City lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Glasgow 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>
  • Hiseville (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiseville
    • Hiseville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Glasgow and is located in Barren County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiseville
  • Oakland (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
    • Oakland lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Glasgow 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
  • Fountain Run (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Run
    • Fountain Run lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Glasgow and is located in Monroe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Run
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fountain Run<6>
  • Oil City (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil City
    • Oil City lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Glasgow and is located in Barren County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil 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 Glasgow. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Glasgow.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Glasgow. Our list includes 27 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Glasgow.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Glasgow ...

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

Adding Glasgow to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Glasgow 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 Glasgow was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Glasgow

The Communities of Kentucky

About Barren County

About Kentucky

The official website for Glasgow: www.cityofglasgow.org/

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 Glasgow.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Glasgow - 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 Glasgow). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Glasgow or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Glasgow includes: 42141 & 42142.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Glasgow) 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 Glasgow. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GlasgowOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glasgow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9987, Longitude: -85.9190    
<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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