Centrally located in the heart of the Bluegrass State, Radcliff, Kentucky is a diverse community with abundant natural and cultural resources. Thousands of people visit the area each year to appreciate its rich military history and southern charm.
With its mild climate and four distinct seasons, Radcliff is home to people from around the world because of its strong connection to neighboring Fort Knox, the U.S. Army base where a large portion of the country’s official gold reserves are stored.
Radcliff’s population is 22,756, making it the second most populated city in Hardin County, which is the sixth most populated county in Kentucky. U.S. 31W runs through the east side of Radcliff, leading north 34 miles to Louisville and south 11 miles to the county seat of Elizabethtown.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Radcliff has a total area of 12.4 square miles, only 0.04 square miles of which is water.
With attractions that honor our nation’s veterans and the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives on 9/11, as well as a 26-acre nature preserve, Hardin County’s first and only bourbon distillery since prohibition, and a huge family entertainment center, Radcliff has something for everyone.
Radcliff recently was designated as the Knife Capital of Kentucky, thanks to Red Hill Cutlery and its Kentucky Museum of American Pocketknives. Established in 2004, the family business quickly became the state’s largest cutlery dealer, with much of its success fueled by internet sales. The museum consists mostly of the owner’s massive personal collection of pocketknives and knife boxes.
Whether you’re planning your first trip to Radcliff or you’ve been here many times before, we invite you to explore our city and enjoy all of its attractions. It’s a place we’re proud to call home.