Hopkinsville’s most famous resident, an American Christian mystic who answered questions on subjects as varied as healing, reincarnation, wars, Atlantis, and future events while in a trance. A biographer gave him the nickname, “The Sleeping Prophet.” A nonprofit organization, the Association for Research and Enlightenment, was founded to facilitate the study of Cayce’s work. A hospital and a university were also established in Virginia Beach
in his name.
Trail of Tears Park
The Trail of Tears is the most historical landmark in Hopkinsville. The park is one of the few documented sites of actual trail and campsites used during the forced removal of the Cherokee people to “Indian Territory.” It was used as an encampment in 1838 and 1839. This park is the burial site for two Cherokee chiefs who died during the removal – Fly Smith and Whitepath. This long, cruel relocation has become known as the “Trail Of Tears” and by Native Americans as “The Trail Where They Cried”. Every year on the first full weekend after Labor Day, the Trail Of Tears Commission sponsors an intertribal PowWow at the park.
Kelly Green Men
An extremely significant historical event is The Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter. It was a claimed close encounter with extraterrestrial beings in 1955 near Kelly and Hopkinsville in Christian County. UFOlogists regard it as one of the most significant and well-documented cases in the history of UFO incidents, while skeptics say the reports were due to “the effects of excitement” and misidentification of natural phenomena such as meteors and owls. A unique fact is that it happened on August 21, 1955. The date of the Solar Eclipse is
August 21, 2017….coincidence??
Hopkinsville has spirit
The craft distillery boom has hit Hoptown…and we like it! Between MB Roland, which sees crowds of up to 5,000 at their summer Pickin’ on the Porch concert series, to Casey Jones Distillery, home of the official , moonshine of the eclipse to the newest craft brewer, Hopkinsville Brewing Company, each libation operation has a unique twist that will leave you thirsty for more.
Proud home to Fort Campbell
Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, and Hopkinsville is committed to supporting the military families stationed here in our community. It is our goal to make soldiers and their families always feel welcome in Christian County, whether they are just here to visit or have made it their home. We want to help enhance our communities and make it the best place for military families to live, shop, relax and enjoy.