Elizabethtown, Kentucky

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Elizabethtown is the fourteenth largest city in Kentucky, United States and the seat of Hardin County. Its population was estimated at 25,942 in 2008. It is the principal city of and is included in the Elizabethtown, Kentucky Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the LouisvilleJefferson County–Elizabethtown–Scottsburg, KY-IN Combined Statistical Area.



Elizabethtown is located at 37°42′10″N 85°51′58″W / 37.70278°N 85.86611°W / 37.70278; -85.86611 (37.702674, −85.866173)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 198.3 km2 (24.4 mi2). 62.3 km2 (24.1 mi2) of it is land and 0.8 km2 (0.3 mi2) of it (1.27%) is water.

On the list (by population) of all metropolitan statistical areas as defined by the United States Census Bureau, Elizabethtown has a population of 25,942. Population estimates are current as of 1 July 2008 (2008 -07-01). Metropolitan statistical area names are current as of December 1, 2005. The Elizabethtown metropolitan area includes Radcliff, a city of almost the same size as "E-town"; the housing area of the Fort Knox Army base; the unincorporated town of Rineyville, where Abraham Lincoln's school teacher lived; and other communities such as Glendale, Hodgenville and Eastview.

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