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Glasgow, Kentucky
—  City  —
Location of Glasgow, Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°0′1″N 85°55′13″W / 37.00028°N 85.92028°W / 37.00028; -85.92028
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Barren
Established 1799
Government
 - Mayor Darrell Pickett
Area
 - Total 14.8 sq mi (38.2 km2)
 - Land 14.7 sq mi (38.2 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 755 ft (230 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 14,200
 - Density 882.9/sq mi (340.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 42141, 42142, 42156
Area code(s) 270
FIPS code 21-31114
GNIS feature ID 0492876
Website www.glasgow-ky.com

Glasgow is a city in and the county seat of Barren County, Kentucky, United States.[1] The population was 14,200 at the 2000 census. The city is well-known for its annual Scottish Highland Games. In 2007, Barren County was named the number one rural place to live by Progressive Farmer magazine.[2] Despite the belief that the town was named after Glasgow, Virginia, it was indeed named by a man named John Matthews from Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow is the principal city of the Glasgow Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Barren and Metcalfe counties.

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Geography

Glasgow is located at 37°0′1″N 85°55′13″W / 37.00028°N 85.92028°W / 37.00028; -85.92028 (37.000375, -85.920229).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.8 square miles (38 km2), of which, 14.8 square miles (38 km2) is land and 0.07% is water.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1830 617
1840 505 −18.2%
1850 933 84.8%
1870 733
1880 1,510 106.0%
1890 2,051 35.8%
1900 2,019 −1.6%
1910 2,316 14.7%
1920 2,559 10.5%
1930 5,042 97.0%
1940 5,815 15.3%
1950 7,025 20.8%
1960 10,069 43.3%
1970 11,301 12.2%
1980 12,958 14.7%
1990 12,351 −4.7%
2000 13,019 5.4%
Est. 2008 14,302 9.9%

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 14,200 people, 5,606 households, and 3,486 families residing in the city. The population density was 882.9 inhabitants per square mile (340.9 /km2). There were 6,153 housing units, at an average density of 417.3 /sq mi (161.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.92% White, 8.25% Black, 0.13% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 1.43% of the population.

There were 5,606 households, of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21, and the average family size was 2.83.

The age distribution was 22.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 82.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,083, and the median income for a family was $36,677. Males had a median income of $31,123 versus $20,964 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,697. About 14.1% of families and 19.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.2% of those under age 18 and 20.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives and residents

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Up to date as of January 14, 2010
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From Wikitravel

Glasgow is a town in Kentucky's Caves and Lakes. Located in the southern Kentucky, 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.

Get in

By Car

Glasgow is accessable to Interstate 65 Northbound by exiting the Cumberland Pkwy (Exit 43 Glasgow-Somerset) and using Exit 11 (US 31E) or Exit 14 (KY 90). From Southbound Interstate 65 traffic can exit at KY 70-90 (Exit 53 Cave City-Glasgow).

Do

Events

FEBRUARY

  • Buffalo Night [1] Barren River State Park 646-2151.
  • Valentine Getaway Barren River State Park 646-2151.

MARCH

  • Glasgow-Barren County Home & Garden Show

APRIL

  • Glasgow Recreation Dept. Annual Easter Egg Hunt Beaver Trail Park 651-3811.
  • Easter Egg Hunt Barren River State Park 646-2151.
  • Camper's Appreciation Weekend Barren River State Park 646-2151.

MAY

  • Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament First Friday in May.
  • Relay for Life Glasgow High School Second weekend in May, May 11-12, 2007.
  • Barren River 5K Classic Barren River State Park
  • Glasgow Highland Games [2] Barren River State Resort Park Weekend following Memorial Day, May 31-June 3, 2007.

JUNE

  • Glasgow Highland Games [3] Barren River State Resort Park Weekend following Memorial Day. 651-3141.
  • US 68-80 Yard Sale Glasgow, Edmonton, Russellville, Bowling Green Annually the first weekend in June, June 1-3, 2007. 651-3161.

JULY

  • Fourth of July Concert on the Square with the Louisville Orchestra Downtown Glasgow 651-3161.
  • Third Annual Lucas Community Antique Tractor Gathering
  • Fireworks Extravaganza Barren River Lake State Resort Park July 4, 2007. 646-2151.
  • Barren County Fair Temple Hill, KY July 25-29, 2007. 678-5088.

SEPTEMBER

  • Global Fest Downtown Glasgow 1st Saturday in September. 651-7905.
  • Industry Appreciation Week Mid-September.
  • Industry Appreciation Breakfast Glasgow Golf & Country Club 651-3161.
  • 31-W Treasure Hunt Sale 670-3741.
  • Industry Appreciation Luncheon and Golf Outing Barren River Lake State Park 651-3161.
  • Community Health & Safety Fair WKU-Glasgow Campus 651-4745.
  • Glasgow B&PW Arts, Crafts & Gifts Fair Downtown Glasgow 651-3161.
  • A Taste of Barren County Cave City Convention Center 651-3161

OCTOBER

  • Roller Coaster Fair Glasgow, Temple Hill, Tompkinsville, Edmonton First weekend in October. 678-5088 or 651-3161.
  • Cruise In on the Square Downtown Glasgow Second Saturday in October. 651-3338 or (800) 370-7819.
  • Bluegrass In The Barrens Beaver Trail Park, Glasgow 651-3811.
  • Glasgow Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis Barren County High School 651-3161 or 678-5955.

NOVEMBER

  • Great American Heart Walk Southgate Plaza Shopping Center (800) 242-8721.
  • Light-Up Glasgow Downtown Glasgow 651-3161.

DECEMBER

  • Nighttime Christmas Parade First Saturday in December. 651-3161.
  • Fox Hollow Golf Club 280 Clubhouse Ln. 678-7277. [4].

Fishing

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  • Antique Alley, 599 South L. Rogers Wells Blvd 651-1134.
  • Arts & Antique Gallery, 207 West Main St.
  • Awards Inc., East Public Square.
  • Back Door Primitives, 115 East Front St., 659-3182.
  • D & M Quilting Shop, 20 Flint Knob Rd. (Just past airport on KY 90), 678-2568. Quilting supplies and fabric, collectable knives.
  • Green Leaf Nursery, 2918 Scottsville Rd., 678-4662. M-Sa 8:00-4:30; Su 1-4:30.
  • Hidden Attic Antiques & More, 509 Columbia Ave., 651-8829. M-Sa 9-5
  • Hunt's Antiques & Collectibles, 1 East Main St.
  • J & J Collectibles, 119 Adairland Ct., 651-3630. M and W from 10AM-4PM.
  • Jewelry Barn & Pawn Shop, 211 North L. Rogers Well Blvd., 781-1194
  • Mary Anne's Hallmark, Barren River Plaza, 651-6004. M-Sa 9:30AM-8PM; Su 1PM-5PM.
  • PMC Jewelers, Reynolds Rd.
  • Scrapbook Village, [5] 4108 Scottsville Rd., 678-7171. M-F 9AM-7PM Sat 9:00-5:00.
  • Terri’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, 111 West Public Square, 659-0284.
  • The Baby Boutique, 110 Rogers Rd., 629-5085. Baby and children's clothing-up to size 5.
  • The Lollipop Tree, 103 Rogers Rd., 670-9378. Baby and children's clothing-up to size 5.
  • Tick-Tock Shop, 109 West Public Square 629-2562.
  • Unique Gifts, Inc., 1101 Cleveland Ave., 651-6882. M-F 8:30AM-5:30PM; Sa 9AM-4PM.
  • Wilson's Antiques & Collectibles, 221 North Race St.
  • China King Buffet 106 Shane Dr. 659-9888.
  • Evergreen Chinese Restaurant 803 Happy Valley Rd. 651-9299.
  • New Century Buffet 936 Happy Valley Rd. 629-6888.
  • Tray II 224 L. Rogers Wells Blvd. 651-1060.
  • Food Lion #492 Highland Commons Shopping Center, US 31E Bypass 651-1718.
  • Houchens #1 619 South L. Rogers Well Blvd. 651-7577.
  • Rascal Deli & Food Mart 1113 Cleveland Ave. 651-9865.
  • Sweetheart Bakery 228 Shane Dr. 659-2172.
  • Wal-Mart Deli 3456 Happy Valley Rd. 678-1003.
  • A Little Taste of Texas [6] 303 S. Broadway 659-2441.
  • Barren River Lake State Park, 1149 State Park Rd., Lucas, 646-2151, [7].
  • BBQ Hut 594 Reynolds Rd., 659-2933.
  • Big Moose's Bar-B-Q, 525 W. Main St., 651-1913.
  • Bolton's Landing, 200 Calvary Dr., (next door to Days Inn and behind Shoney’s), 651-8008.
  • Bully's Country House Restaurant, 5604 Scottsville Rd., 646-2203.
  • Cheyenne's Old Fort Restaurant, 131 E. Main St., 629-2829.
  • Dry Fork Barbecue, Roseville Rd. (just beyond KY 921), Dry Fork.
  • Gale 'n' Dale's, 405 Happy Valley Rd., 651-2489.
  • George J's On the Square, 144 E. Public Square, 651-2161.
  • Goodnight Inn, 70 Goodnight Rd., Cave City, 42127 678-4165.
  • Grace Hall's, 128 S. Public Square, 650-0077.
  • Holy Smokes BBQ, 4363 Scottsville Rd., 678-1770.
  • Honey's Bar-B-Q, 6641 Scottsville Rd., 646-4906.
  • Mancino's Grinders & Pizza, 302 Rogers Rd., 651-6500.
  • Pedigo's Country Buffet, 5947 Scottsville Rd., 646-2505.
  • Pedigo's Drive-In, 628 E. Main St., 651-5019.
  • Scotty's BBQ, 313 Main St., Fountain Run, 434-2200.
  • Southern Restaurant & Deli 1201 W. Main St., 651-8537.
  • St. Charles Kitchen, 106 W. Cherry St., 651-2922.
  • The Bar-Q-Place, 1499 Burkesville Rd., 651-6266.
  • Theodosia’s Team Room - Hall Place, 313 S. Green St., 651-3176.
  • Tumbleweed Southwest Grill, 205 North L. Rogers Wells Blvd., 659-2411, [8].
  • El Mazatlan, 758 W. Cherry St., 651-7799, [9].
  • Los Mariachis W. Main St., 629-3229, [10].

Drink

Glasgow and Barren County are dry. The nearest wet community is the city of Bowling Green.

  • Four Seasons Country Inn, 4107 Scottsville Rd., 678-1000, [11].
  • Governor Leslie Bed & Breakfast, 513 E. Main St., 231-7671.
  • Hall Place Bed and Breakfast, 313 S. Green St., 651-3176, [12].
  • The Happy Valley Inn, 500 Happy Valley Rd., 651-5177.
  • Old Victorian Bed & Breakfast, 408 N. Race St. 651-1433.
  • Towne Inn, 604 Happy Valley Rd. 651-2169.
  • Barren River Lake State Resort Park, 1149 State Park Rd., Lucas, 646-2151, [13].
  • Comfort Inn, 210 Calvery Dr., 651-9099, [14].
  • Days Inn, 105 Days Inn Blvd., 651-1757, [15].
  • Doggy Days & Cat Nap Acres, 4710 Tompkinsville Rd., 678-5830, [16].
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