Hopkinsville’s most famous resident, Edgar Cayce, was born in Christian County, Kentucky, in 1877. He has been called the “Sleeping Prophet” and “Father of Holistic Medicine. It was in Hopkinsville, during the formative years of his life, where this native son developed his remarkable psychic talents and embarked upon a lifetime of service to God and to mankind. From the first psychic reading given in Hopkinsville in 1901 until his last at Virginia Beach, Edgar Cayce gave 14,256 clairvoyant medical and life readings. Edgar Cayce is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Visit Hopkinsville and take our cell phone tour of Edgar Cayce sites.
Year-round recreation opportunities abound in Hopkinsville-Christian County, your new haven for outdoor adventure. From meandering walking trails to scenic biking and hiking to golf and scuba diving, our mild climate allows visitors and residents to enjoy the outdoors in all four beautiful seasons.
Walk the footsteps of the Cherokee Indians on the Trail of Tears, scavenger dive to find underwater treasures, soak up a host of natural wonders at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, splash in the Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center, or explore our historic downtown.
Indoors, visitors can enjoy museums, antique and boutique shopping, art exhibits, a day at the spa or a night on the town. Annual events include an Intertribal Pow Wow, Summer Salute Festival, Edgar Cayce Hometown Seminar, IPRA Rodeo, Hwy. 68 400-mile yard sale, and more.