Located near the center of Monroe County, Tompkinsville was first settled about 1790, with most of the houses located on the west bluffs of Mill Creek. and was chosen the county seat when Monroe became a separate county in 1820. With a present population of about 3,000, Tompkinsville offers modern lodging facilities and cabin hideaways. Sample some regional flavor in our restaurants with no less than seven that feature famous finger licking Monroe County barbeque. Tompkinsville is home to Old Mulkey State Historic Site, Cumberland River Ferry as well as the very unique Monroe County Super Marble Dome.