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Adairville, Kentucky

Coordinates: 36°40′7″N 86°51′14″W / 36.66861°N 86.85389°W / 36.66861; -86.85389
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Adairville, Kentucky
Gallatin Street (KY 591) in Adairville
Gallatin Street (KY 591) in Adairville
Location in Logan County, Kentucky
Location in Logan County, Kentucky
Coordinates: 36°40′7″N 86°51′14″W / 36.66861°N 86.85389°W / 36.66861; -86.85389
CountryUnited States
 • MayorDonna Blake
 • Total1.18 sq mi (3.05 km2)
 • Land1.18 sq mi (3.04 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
600 ft (183 m)
 • Total837
 • Density712.34/sq mi (274.95/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code270
FIPS code21-00298
GNIS feature ID0485749

Adairville is a home rule-class city in Logan County, Kentucky, in the United States. Established on January 31, 1833, it was named for Governor John Adair and incorporated by the state assembly on February 7, 1871.[2][3] The population was 852 at the 2010 census.[4]

In a duel, future president Andrew Jackson killed Charles Dickinson here in 1806.[5]



Adairville was settled in the late 18th century, and was originally known as "Dromgooles' Station". Red River Meeting House was built in 1800 near the town and was the sight of the first religious camp meeting in the United States. It was the birthplace of the Second Great Awakening. When a town was platted in 1818, its name was changed to "Adairsville" in honor the prominent Kentucky politician. The city was incorporated in 1833. The "s" had been dropped from the name by 1881.[6]



Adairville is in southern Logan County, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of the Kentucky–Tennessee state line. The city is concentrated around the intersection of U.S. Route 431 (Main Street) and Kentucky Route 591 (Gallatin Street). US 431 leads north 13 miles (21 km) to Russellville, the Logan county seat, and south 12 miles (19 km) to Springfield, Tennessee. Larger cities in the region are Bowling Green, Kentucky, 36 miles (58 km) to the northeast; Clarksville, Tennessee, the same distance to the southwest; and Nashville, Tennessee, 38 miles (61 km) to the south.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Adairville has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km2), of which 1.22 acres (4,945 m2), or 0.16%, are water.[7] The South Fork of the Red River passes along the city's southern border, and the Red River proper passes a few miles to the north.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 920 people, 398 households, and 267 families residing in the city. The population density was 704.8 inhabitants per square mile (272.1/km2). There were 431 housing units at an average density of 330.2 per square mile (127.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 79.13% White, 18.70% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.87% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.61% of the population.

There were 398 households, out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,266, and the median income for a family was $40,139. Males had a median income of $26,618 versus $20,568 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,490. About 9.6% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.9% of those under age 18 and 21.1% of those age 65 or over.



Adairville has a lending library, a branch of the Logan County Public Library.[10]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
  2. ^ Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Adairville, Kentucky Archived June 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine". Accessed July 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Collins, Lewis (1877). History of Kentucky. p. 480.
  4. ^ "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Adairville city, Kentucky". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  5. ^ "Killed in a Duel, Then Lost in the Earth". The New York Times.
  6. ^ Adairville official website. Accessed: 9 August 2017.
  7. ^ "U.S. Gazetteer Files: 2019: Places: Kentucky". U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  10. ^ "Kentucky Public Library Directory". Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Archived from the original on January 11, 2019. Retrieved June 5, 2019.