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Tompkinsville is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 2,402 at the 2010 census, down from 2,660 in 2000. The city was named after Vice President Daniel D. Tompkins who served under President James Monroe, for whom the county was named. Site of Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan's first raid of his famous First Kentucky Raid. July 9, 1862, Morgan's Raiders, coming from Tennessee on their first raid into Kentucky, attacked Major Thomas J. Jordan's 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry at USA garrison. Raiders captured 30 of retreating enemy and destroyed tents and stores. They took 20 wagons, 50 mules, 40 horses, sugar and coffee supplies. At Glasgow they burned supplies, then went north, raiding 16 other towns before returning to Tennessee.

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If you are looking for travel information of Tompkinsville in United States, you've come to the right place. When planning a trip to Tompkinsville, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Nashville. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Nashville for its bountiful attractions like Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum, Ryman Auditorium, Opryland Hotel Gardens on your trip to Tompkinsville. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Nashville International Airport. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Tompkinsville.

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