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Brandenburg is a small town in the Kentucky Derby Region. Located on the Ohio River, 40 miles southwest of Louisville, it is the county seat of Meade County.

Get in[edit]

Map of Brandenburg (Kentucky)

By car[edit]

While no interstate highways run through Meade County, Brandenburg is accessible from interstates in nearby counties. Following KY 79 North to the Matthew Welsh Bridge, it becomes IN 135 in Harrison County, Indiana. Fifteen miles from the bridge you will reach Interstate 64.

Interstate 65 can be reached from Meade County by following US 31W from Muldraugh in either direction. Northbound traffic can exit at KY 841 (Snyder Freeway) East to I-65. Or southbound and follow US 31W South to Elizabethtown and I-65. In Elizabethtown, you can also reach the Blue Grass and Western Kentucky Parkways for access to other areas of Kentucky.

Get around[edit]

KY 448, along with KY 144 East connects Brandenburg with Vine Grove and Hardin County. KY 144 West links Brandenburg with western Meade County.

KY 1638 connects Brandenburg with Muldraugh and eastern Meade County. The road passes the Doe Valley area and Otter Creek Park.

KY 79 links Brandenburg (and the Matthew Welsh Bridge) with Irvington and Rough River Dam.

KY 228 connects Brandenburg with Battletown, Wolf Creek and other northwestern Meade County communities.

US 60 cuts across the south central part of Meade County, connecting Irvington with Muldraugh.


  • Guston Days Guston Second Saturday in June.
  • River Heritage Bluegrass Festival July.
  • Threshing Days Second weekend in July.
  • Meade County Fair Meade County Fairgrounds Late July.
  • Christmas by the River Last Saturday November-December 31.


  • Allen's Pay Lake +1 270 828-4355. Stocked catfish, bass, crappie & bluegill. Bait shop & restroom.
  • Doe Valley Golf Club, 540 Valley Green Rd (KY 1638 between Brandenburg and Muldraugh), +1 270 422-3397. Doe Valley offers an 18-hole course, with three ponds, more than 30 bunkers, and fairways lined with trees. While they play this course that's amid a forest, golfers may encounter deer grazing nearby, rabbits nibbling on the turf, and perhaps even the local flock of wild turkeys. Doe Valley offers all the amenities - a pro shop, putting green, golf lessons, snack-bar and restaurant.
  • Hillcrest Country Club, 519 Lawrence St, +1 270 422-4455.
  • Lynn's Pins, 204 Olin Rd, +1 270 422-9986.
  • Mike & Diane's Pay Lake, +1 270 828-4581.






Meade County is a wet county.





By phone[edit]

Most telephone numbers in Meade County consist of +1 270 plus a seven-digit number, but the area is now served by an overlay complex of two area codes, with +1 364 being the second. A local or in-state telephone call now requires all 10 digits of the local number be dialed (omitting just the leading +1 from a local landline call).

Signage on many established businesses may still display the original seven-digit numbers; dial 270 before these if no area code is indicated.

Note that Muldraugh is served by area code 502 instead of 270/364. That community is completely surrounded by the Fort Knox Army base, which is also in area code 502. No overlay has yet been imposed on that area, so 7-digit local landline dialing is still allowed.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Brandenburg
Corydon ← becomes Indiana State Road 135  N  S  → Jct W EJct Western Kentucky Parkway

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