Hopkinsville, Oak Grove and Christian County, Kentucky
Christian County Chamber of Commerce
2800 Fort Campbell Blvd.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
1730 E. Ninth St.
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Oak Grove Tourism Commission
105 Walter Garrett Lane
Oak Grove, KY 42262
The communities of Christian County offer visitors and residents the best of both worlds — the familiarity of a small town, where people care about their neighbors, and big-city features, such as progressive health care, technically advanced industries, and a variety of shopping and recreational opportunities. It’s also a place where rush hour and bumper-to-bumper traffic are almost non-existent and, as the locals say, “You’re 10 minutes from anywhere.” The cost of living is below the national average and housing is affordable and attractive.
Hopkinsville is located approximately 10 to 15 miles north of Fort Campbell with Oak Grove nestled outside the gates of the 101st Airborne Division.
The National Strategy Group listed Hopkinsville as one of the best places to live in the United States and Reader’s Digest ranked the city in its top 50 best places to raise a family.
Christian County is within an hour of a variety of recreation, shopping, entertainment and family opportunities, such as Nashville, Tennessee; Paducah, Kentucky; Evansville, Indiana; Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area; and Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park.
Christian County Public Schools strive to meet the individual needs of each student. To accomplish this mission, the student-teacher ratio is kept at a minimum and multiple school districts are available. In addition to the eight elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, and the career and technical academy of the public school district, parochial and private schools are available as well.
When the school day is over, a variety of sports and clubs are available to keep kids involved and active. For more information, visit www.christian.k12.ky.us.
The city also offers higher educational opportunities. Hopkinsville Community College is a comprehensive two-year college offering a wide range of degrees. For more information, visit https://hopkinsville.kctcs.edu. Murray State University allows students to obtain a four-year degree without leaving Hopkinsville. For more information, visit www.murraystate.edu/academics/regionalAcademicOutreach/RegionalCampus/hopkinsville.
Supported by state-of-the-art facilities at Jennie Stuart Medical Center and Baptist Health, the Christian County Health Department is charged with health care protection and improvement for all Christian County residents.
The medical community also includes Cumberland Hall Hospital, a psychiatric facility that provides services for residents with emotional and substance abuse problems.
Hopkinsville’s Division of Parks and Recreation operates and maintains a variety of public use facilities such as parks, playgrounds, tennis courts, soccer fields, picnic pavilions, softball fields, a disc golf course, a full-size gymnasium and more. The city is also home to the Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center water park, a country club, a family YMCA and a Boys & Girls Club.
Oak Grove offers top-notch facilities such as the War Memorial Walking Trail Park, the Viceroy Performing Arts Center and Valor Hall Conference & Event Center.
In Hopkinsville you can enjoy a year-round program of performing arts from the Pennyroyal Arts Council. Among the yearly offerings is a series of concerts featuring internationally known artists. Other points of interest include the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville Christian County, Trail of Tears Commemorative Park, Fort Campbell Memorial Park, the James E. Bruce Convention Center, the Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site and Round Table Literary Park. Christian Way Farm has added a miniature golf course to enhance its farm tour.
Christian County communities host many events with a family emphasis throughout the year, such as Hopkinsville’s Summer Salute Festival, held in August, and Oak Grove’s Spring into Summer Festival, held in May. In June, there’s the annual soapbox derby. In September, the Trail of Tears Pow Wow is held at the Trail of Tears park. The powwow features authentic Native American dances, traders, crafts, audience participation and ethnic foods. At the Butterfly Festival, held in September at War Memorial Walking Trail Park, you can interact with live butterflies in their habitat in the Butterfly House or let the master gardeners take you on a tour of the butterfly garden.
Military Affairs Committee
The Christian County Military Affairs Committee works year-round to build better relationships between the Soldiers and military families of Fort Campbell and the local Christian County communities. The committee sponsors events like the Christian County Salutes Fort Campbell Week, which includes the famous chili cook-off; military spouse programs; the Veterans Day parade; the Gander Memorial Ceremony; and more. Events are free for the military and are the community’s way of saying thank you and supporting Fort Campbell Soldiers and family members. For more information, visit www.christiancountychamber.com/pages/MilitaryAffairs.
For a complete listing of Christian County Chamber of Commerce members, programs and community resource partners, contact the Christian County Chamber of Commerce at 270-885-9096 or visit www.christiancountychamber.com.