Christian County (Kentucky)
Hopkinsville is a city in the southwest of the U.S. state of Kentucky. In the 2010 census, 31.577 inhabitants were counted, Hopkinsville, making it the sixth largest city in Kentucky. Named after Samuel Hopkins (1753-1819) town is the administrative seat of Christian County.
The total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 Hopkinsville is the city with the longest totality duration of 2 minutes and 40 seconds.
The colonization of Hopkinsville was made, 1796. Bartholomew and Martha Ann Wood, who came from Jonesborough in Tennessee, claimed there due to Bartholomew's services during the Revolutionary War about five square kilometers of land. The successful settlement of the Woods soon attracted more settlers. 1799, the town was named in honor of the eldest daughter of the Woods " Elizabeth ". But since it was already the place Elizabethtown Hardin County, the town was renamed in 1804 by the General Assembly of Kentucky in honor of General Samuel Hopkins from the Henderson County.
The average annual temperature is about 14 ° C, the average peak value in July is 31.4 ° C, the lowest value in January at -4.2 ° C. The mean annual rainfall is 1293 millimeters.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Edward T. Breathitt, politicians
- John Brim, Blue musicians
- John P. Campbell, politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives
- Edgar Cayce, medium
- Vincent Herring, Jazz Musicians
- Austin Peay, 39th Governor of the State of Tennessee
- Joseph W. Ralston, Air Force officer
- Todd Rhodes, Jazz Musicians
- Thomas R. Underwood, politicians
- Charles K. Wheeler, politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives
- Ed Whitfield, politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives