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Come experience the best vacation here in the heart of Glasgow-Barren where there is plenty to do and see!

 
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  Barren River Lake - just one of the nice things to enjoy on your trip here!                                              


Barren County was founded in 1798 and shortly after in 1799, Glasgow was named as the county seat. History tells us that a gentleman by the name of John Matthews was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He was an early trustee of our town and is given credit for naming our town after his birthplace.

Following the end of the Revolutionary War, Scottish soldiers were given land grants in parts of Kentucky; therefore many of our early settlers were Scottish.  Scots and the Presbyterian Church go hand-in-hand and in 1802, the First Presbyterian Church, the oldest church in Glasgow, was founded and had the largest body of members in town.

Located in the southern part of the Commonwealth, Glasgow sits at the entrance to the Western Waterland. Convenient to the sites and attractions of Bowling Green, cave country, and Louisville, Glasgow has a history and charm all its own. Founded in 1799 by a group of Revolutionary War veterans, it boasts historic homes and buildings, museums, a downtown walking/driving tour, and a Civil War fort.

If there were a Glasgow-Barren County photo album, it would be filled with pictures of families gathered in the high school stadium on a fall Friday night cheering on the Trojans or the Scotties. Or of pancake breakfasts and chili suppers in the fellowship halls of local churches. Some would be of fireworks and a band concert in the town square on the Fourth of July. It’s a perfect portrait of an American hometown, which is why it’s easy to understand why people want to come back here. In fact, one of the region’s charms is that there are so many things for families to do and see.

No matter the season, residents are active. There are football and soccer games in the fall. Basketball and volleyball leagues are in full swing during the winter months. And just as the daffodils and tulips pop their heads out of the ground, Little League and softball heat up.

By summer, the Barren River Lake is the place to be for a multitude of water sports. Besides the recreational outlets, the region features the best in small-town living. From secondary to higher education, the schools are top-notch. And with Western Kentucky University offering a Glasgow campus, getting a degree is more convenient. Health-care is excellent with several specialists and a progressive, innovative hospital and the cost of living is reasonable. The town has everything you need. And the price of land and homes is affordable. You can get more bang for your buck here!


Travel Tips for the Glasgow-Barren County Community

 

A city-county map is available at the office of the Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce located at 118 East Public Square in downtown Glasgow. All of the streets and roads are indexed on this map.

Highway 31E is a major thoroughfare through the community. It runs north and south from Louisville to Nashville. In Glasgow’s city limits, the stoplights along the highway are numbered providing a good reference point for visitors. Stoplight #1 is south of Glasgow and the numbers increase as you travel north.

Highway 31E South intersects with the Cumberland-Nunn Parkway at Ramp 11. The Parkway runs east to Somerset, Kentucky and west to Interstate 65 only eleven miles from Glasgow.

Another major road is Highway 90, an east to west highway. Highway 90 East is called the Burkesville Road as it leads Burkesville, Kentucky. This road also intersects with the Cumberland-Nunn Parkway at Ramp 14. Highway 90 West leads to Cave City, Kentucky and intersects with I-65 at Ramp 53.

 

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