Barren County, Kentucky

About Barren County

Barren County Courthouse.On behalf of the residents of Barren County, I would like to welcome you to our community. 

Designated as the 2007 Best Place to Live in Rural America, Barren County is a great place to live, work and visit.  Located in south central Kentucky, our community offers its residents and visitors a wide variety of entertainment, historical sites, lakes, rivers, and some of the most beautiful nature scenes in Kentucky. 

Barren County is home to Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Western Kentucky University-Glasgow Campus, Glasgow Plaza Theater, site of the Glasgow Highland Games, and numerous other points of interest.

Barren County was founded in 1798.  The population of the county is 38,033 and the County Seat is Glasgow.  Cave City and Park City are also incorporated cities in Barren County.

Thank you for visiting our site.  Please feel free to explore our website and our community.  If you need assistance or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  We are happy to assist you and look forward to sharing our community with you.

Davie D. Greer, Barren County Judge/Executive


Last Updated 11/27/2007