Livingston County

Welcome to Livingston County

Located just northeast of Paducah in the heart of western Kentucky, Livingston County is a rural yet modern area that offers something for just about everyone. Whether you're looking for a home that's truly in the middle of nowhere or crave some historic small-town charm, you'll surely find your niche when you make a move to Livingston County.

Want to learn more about this one-of-a-kind area? Let's explore.

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At a Glance

Getting Around

Major roads: US-60, US-62, I-24, I-69
Nashville International Airport: 1 hour, 54 minutes
Paducah, KY: 26 minutes
Clarksville, TN: 1 hour, 27 minutes

Demographics

Population: 9,242
Largest city: Salem
County seat: Smithland
Median home value: $115,500

Communities of Livingston County

Grand Rivers

An ideal location on Kentucky Lake makes Grand Rivers a popular vacation spot in western Kentucky. Here, you'll discover a charming downtown lined with historic homes, plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, as well as a surprisingly affordable collection of lakefront homes.   

Ledbetter

Ledbetter is the largest city in all of Livingston County, boasting a population of just under 1,700 residents. The town's convenient location on the banks of the Ohio River make it an ideal place to hike or fish, and locals also enjoy exploring the various businesses on Adair Street. 

Smithland

As the Livingston County Seat, Smithland is a unique town nestled near the confluence of the Ohio and Cumberland Rivers. Though it might only have 208 total residents, this little city features its own museum, various parks, and plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures.

Things to Do in Livingston County

What You'll LOVE in Livingston County

Want to know why residents love calling Livingston County home? Stunning rivers and lakes, hundreds of locally owned businesses, and top-notch schools make this a one-of-a-kind place to live. Here are a few more perks to living in Livingston County.

Shopping & dining

Though Livingston County might not have many larger shopping centers or chain restaurants, you'll never have to travel far to find just what you need. Every community is within minutes of grocery stores and gas stations. And if you're looking for some bigger opportunities, just take a quick drive to Paducah.

Feeling hungry? Sample Livingston County's best cuisine at spots like Cabin Pizza, Knoth's Bar-B-Que, or the iconic Patti's 1880's Settlement, a must-try spot for any foodie.

Parks and recreation

Thanks to Livingston County's amazing location near the Ohio River, the Cumberland River, and Kentucky Lake, there's never a shortage of opportunities to get outdoors. Launch your boat at one of the area's countless arenas, get in touch with nature at the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, or let loose at the Venture River Water Park in Eddyville. Livingston County also has its fair share of public and private golf courses.

Educational opportunities

Children living in the area are served by Livingston County Schools, which operates four institutions across the county. In total, the district has an enrollment of around 1,204 and boasts a low student-to-teacher ratio of just 16:1. A majority of students are proficient in reading, and the district even achieved an overall graduation rate of 92%.

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