Lyon County

Welcome to Lyon County

Originally formed in 1854, Lyon County is one of Kentucky's hottest up-and-coming communities. If you're dreaming of a rural lifestyle on the banks of the Cumberland River, you've come to the right place. And whether you crave a small-town home in Eddyville or a more remote oasis surrounded by plenty of land, you'll have no trouble finding the property of your dreams.

Want to learn more about life in Lyon County? Let's start exploring.

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At a Glance

Getting Around

Major roads: I-69, I-24, US-62
Nashville International Airport: 1 hour, 34 minutes
Paducah, KY: 37 minutes
Hopkinsville, KY: 42 minutes


Population: 8,009
Largest city: Eddyville
County seat: Eddyville
Median home value: $147,220

Communities of Lyon County


As the Lyon County Seat, Eddyville is a growing town that's packed with never-ending Southern charm. Here, residents can relax at nearby Lake Barkley, let loose at the popular Venture River Water Park, or sample some fresh seafood from Willow Pond Southern Catfish.    


Boasting a population of just under 700 residents, the cozy resort community of Kuttawa is ideal for anyone who wants to live on vacation all year-round. Though largely residential, Kuttawa has plenty of amenities on US-62, as well as a top-notch location along the Cumberland. 

Things to Do in Lyon County

What You'll LOVE in Lyon County

The riverfront community of Lyon County truly offers something for everyone. Here are a few more exciting perks that come with living in this unique area.

Shopping & dining

Most of Lyon County's major shopping and dining destinations are located along US-62, a major highway that runs throughout Eddyville and Kuttawa. Here, you'll find various familiar chains, as well as smaller businesses and the Eddyville Mall. 

Feeling hungry? Try some down-home Southern cuisine at spots like Willow Pond Catfish or some delicious Mexican fare at Los Agaves.

Parks and recreation

Lyon County residents love spending time in the great outdoors, and it's easy to see why. Here, you'll be a stone's throw away from some of Kentucky's best natural destinations, including the popular Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. This 171,280-acre green space houses a robust population of American bison, and visitors can also take advantage of the park's hiking trails, boat launches, and numerous campgrounds.

Educational opportunities

Children living in the area are served by Lyon County Schools, which operates four institutions in Eddyville. In total, the district has an enrollment of around 956 and boasts a low student-to-teacher ratio of just 18:1. The district has also achieved a graduation rate of 95%, and a majority of students score well on both reading and mathematics exams.

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