Welcome To Russellville
Welcome to Russellville, KY. the county seat. Russellville is a true Southern town. Rich in history, culture and hospitality. This city has one of the oldest nationally designated historic districts in the State of Kentucky. The historic walking tour will provide the visitor with a walk back in time and a wide range of home designs from the 1800s. There are two historic buildings housing museums. The Saddle Factory loacted on East 4th Street and the Bibb House located on 8th Street. The Historic Russellville Visitor Center (270-726-4181) is full of artifacts from the area and also home to the Logan County Tourism Commission (270-726-1678).
History Of Russellville
Known as “Rogues’ Harbour” and “Big Boiling Spring” to the early settlers, it has held the name of Russellville since 1798 in honor of Revolutionary War General William Russell. The majority of the early settlers came from Virginia and North Carolina.
West Kentucky African American Heritage Center
Held together by a strong faith that a story will be forever remembered, the newly formed West Kentucky African American Heritage Corp. has become very popular as an educational center for African American history in this part of the state.
The newly restored KP Hall and the Alice Dunnigan Home are a tribute to the dedication of many people working together to preserve a part of our history.