Hickman County was established in 1821/22 and is Named for "Paschal Hickman", a military captain who was killed at the "Battle of River Raisin" (also known as the "Battle of Frenchtown", January 22, 1813; in Frenchtown, Michigan).
The City of Clinton, County Seat of Hickman County, is located near the center of the county on US 51 at KY 58. the county consists of 244 square miles with a total population of over 5,200 people.
Hickman County is actively recruiting new and expanding businesses to make use of the skilled labor force, the strong transportation networks (roads, river, rail, and air), industrial sites, and attractive financial incentives that are available in this county.
Hickman County’s charming county roads, especially along the Great River Road, are full of rolling hills, wetlands, and beautiful homes. Hickman County is full of fresh produce such as strawberry patches and pecans. Hickman County offers Columbus-Belmont State Park, a member of the Kentucky State Park System. Columbus-Belmont State Park is a 156 acre park with a fascinating history. Hickman County also offers Shepherds Inn, a unique landmark originally built in 1910 and listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. It offers visitors beautiful overnight accommodations in an exquisitely restored setting.