Military Bases

Fort Knox

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Louisville, KY Army

About Fort Knox

Welcome to Fort Knox!  Located just 35 miles south from Louisville and 15 miles north of Elizabethtown, Fort Knox encompasses 109,000 acres that span three Kentucky counties. Fort Knox has a population of over 40,000 Soldiers, family members, and civilian employees.

Fort Knox uniquely boasts the sole responsibility for all Soldier career management, from swearing in to departing service.  The units include Army Cadet Command, Army Human Resources Command, and Army Recruiting Command. These units, along with the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Infantry Division, the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, the 84th Training Command, Ireland Army Community Hospital, and other "Partners in Excellence" make Fort Knox the most multi-functional military base in the United States Army.

Fort Knox is a certified Kentucky city and is the sixth largest urban community in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.   With a long and rich history, Fort Knox was named in honor of General Henry Knox, Chief of Artillery in the Revolutionary War and first Secretary of War. It was World War One when Camp Henry Knox came into existence as a permanent post for the United States Army.

Schools in the Greater Louisville-Radcliff/Elizabethtown region are among the top in the state.  Jefferson County Public Schools have 100,000 students in 155 schools and learning centers. There are more than 6,400 teachers, with 83% of those teachers holding a masters degree or higher.  

The school districts greatest strength is diversity.  They offer everything from traditional schools to Montessori; vocational training to the International Baccalaureate degree. High school magnet programs range from aviation to veterinary science and there's open enrollment in all the systems high schools.

Alternate public school systems in the area range from tiny independent schools to large countywide systems, all bearing strong academic records of their own. Additionally, there are an array of private and parochial school choices in Louisville and its surrounding areas. The Archdiocese of Louisville offer several Catholic schools in the area as well.

Area housing is quite affordable.  The Greater Louisville-Radcliff/Elizabethtown region is known for quality housing at every price level.  The median price of a single family home is $146,000.


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