Interstate 65 passes through the southeast side of the city, leading north-northeast 45 miles (72 km) to Louisville and southwest 71 miles (114 km) to Bowling Green.
He proceeded north along the railroad, burning trestles and destroying sections of the track.
After the battle, one cannonball was found lodged in the side of a building on the public square.
It is included in (and the principal city of) the Elizabethtown–Fort Knox, Kentucky Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Louisville/Jefferson County–Elizabethtown–Madison, Kentucky-Indiana Combined Statistical Area.
Elizabethtown is in east-central Hardin County, about 15 miles (24 km) south of Fort Knox.
In 2011, the residents of Elizabethtown, Radcliff, and Vine Grove voted to allow properly licensed businesses to sell package liquor, wine, and beer.).
There were 12,664 housing units at an average density of 490.5/mi² (189.4/km²).
The racial makeup of the city was 80.4% White (78.1% non-Hispanic), 19.6% African American, 0.34% Native American or Alaska Native, 2.6% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, and 3.4% from two or more races.
Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 4.3% of the population.
Established in 1793, the Hardin County was named for Colonel John Hardin, an Indian fighter who worked with tribes in the local area.
In a few years, professional men and tradesmen came to live in the area.
In 1793, Colonel Andrew Hynes had 30 acres (120,000 m Thomas Lincoln helped Samuel Haycraft build a millrace at Haycraft's mill on Valley Creek.