Todd County Kentucky

Located along the Tennessee and Kentucky border, Todd County is small but packs a big punch. Its ideal location in the southern portion of the state offers easy access to nearby metropolitan areas and other recreation opportunities. The community sits close to Interstates 24, 65 and 69, making getting around the Southern and Midwestern regions of the country simple.

According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Todd County was around 12,520 people as of 2014. This community is deeply rooted in its history, which residents today embrace. Founded in 1820, Todd County’s history can still be seen in local historical buildings and sites.

The county seat of Todd County is Elkton, a community of about 2,700. According to Areavibes, the city is extremely livable with a rating of 75 out of 100 due to its high graduation rates, good weather and low cost of living. The cost of living in Elkton is about 9 percent lower than the rest of the state of Kentucky and 18 percent lower than the nation’s average. Residents here don’t have to travel as far for work either, with the average commute time about 7 percent shorter than the state’s average.

Located about an hour away from downtown Nashville, about 40 minutes from Clarksville, Tennessee, and about 25 minute from Hopkinsville, Todd County is in a prime location for its residents to have access to big-city amenities at their leisure. Residents also have access to these communities for employment.

Todd County is near Fort Campbell, which features the 101st Airborne Division, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and the 5th Special Forces Group. Residents in Todd County also have access to a number of major employers throughout the region. Some of the top job providers include Wal-Mart, TGASK, Lake Barkley State Resort Park, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco, Accretia, and more.

Students in the region seeking higher education opportunities are near Hopkinsville Community College and Murray State University Satellite Campus, which is also located in Hopkinsville.

Recreation near Todd County Kentucky

Residents of Todd County who want to get out and explore the great outdoors for a weekend getaway are within just about an hour’s drive to one of the region’s best natural parks. The Land between the Lakes National Recreation Area boasts picturesque landscapes ideal for hiking, biking or running, as well as prime camping grounds for those who want to experience the region for several nights. Fishing, horseback riding, hunting and more are offered at this beloved national reserve as well.

The county seat of Elkton is host to a number of annual events each year that residents of the entire county can experience. The Antique Farm Machinery Show, Elkton Fire Department Annual Chicken Stew, Mile-Long Yard Sale, City-Wide Community Picnic and the Elkton Christmas Parade are all local favorites that help to bring residents together.

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