Hickman County

Welcome to Hickman County

Spectacular waterfront vistas, acres of pristine farmland, and endless opportunities await in Hickman County, a collection of communities in Western Kentucky. If you're looking to embrace a true country lifestyle without sacrificing any everyday conveniences, you've come to the right place. And to top it all off, Hickman County's real estate market is still surprisingly affordable compared to other Paducah suburbs.

Ready to take a closer look at Clinton, Columbus, and Hickman County's other tight-knit towns? Here's everything you need to know about living in this one-of-a-kind area.

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At a Glance

Getting Around

Major roads: I-69, US-45, US-51 
Memphis International Airport: 2 hours, 40 minutes
Paducah, KY: 1 hour
Clarksville, TN: 2 hours, 7 minutes


Population: 4,421
Largest city: Clinton
County seat: Clinton
Median home value: $110,200

Communities of Hickman County


As the county seat, Clinton is quickly transforming into one of the most popular destinations in all of Hickman County. A boutique, two new barber shops and hair salons, a convenience store, and the Beehive Café have all opened in Clinton over the last few years. Clinton also hosts a variety of get-togethers throughout the year, including the annual Chicken Festival, the Parade of Lights, and an Arts & Crafts Fair.   


Though Columbus is home to just under 200 residents, this Mississippi River town offers an assortment of unique attractions, as well as a stunning state park. If you want to live like a Columbus local, try spending some time at Columbus-Belmont Park, go for a staycation at the restored Iron Banks Lodge, or attend one of the town's popular annual events (like Civil War Days or Rumble on the River). 

Things to Do in Hickman County

What You'll LOVE in Hickman County

Hickman County might seem like a remote paradise, but this area is home to quite a few hidden gems, as well as countless employment and educational opportunities. Here are a few more perks that come with living in Hickman County.

Shopping & dining

Want to experience the best of Hickman County? Try exploring some of Clinton and Columbus's old-fashioned storefronts and delicious restaurants. Beards and Roses serves up some of the best cinnamon rolls in town, while the Beehive Café is known for its barbecue and traditional Southern staples.

Though Hickman County doesn't have many big-box stores of its own, larger shopping destinations are just a quick drive away in Paducah and Fulton.

Parks and recreation

There's nothing quite like enjoying an afternoon on the Mississippi River or going on a rugged hike through the Kentucky countryside. If your idea of fun involves spending time in the great outdoors, you'll love Hickman County's dozens of parks and nature trails.

Columbus-Belmont Park showcases some of the best riverfront views in all of Western Kentucky, and it also features an on-site Civil War museum. Looking for someplace to hunt or trap? Obion Creek WMA boasts more than 4,200 acres of public land across several tracts.

Educational opportunities

Children living in the area are served by Hickman County Schools, which educates nearly 800 students across three institutions. Highlights of the district include a low 14:1 student-teacher ratio, high test scores, and a 90% graduation rate. Hickman County Schools also operates Falcon Academy, a free early college program for high schoolers. 

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