Lindsey Wilson College
210 Lindsey Wilson Street
Columbia, Kentucky 42728
800-264-0138 • 270-384-2126
About the Region
Living in Southcentral Kentucky
The campus is
located on more than 200 partially wooded
acres on a hilltop in Columbia, which is
in Southcentral Kentucky – a region synonymous with outdoor
recreation, camping, boating and hiking. Lindsey Wilson is located near several major
tourist attractions: Lake Cumberland, one of the largest man-made lakes in the
world; Mammoth Cave, one of the Seven Wonders of the World; and
Cumberland Falls, Kentucky’s highest waterfall and the only spot
in the Western Hemisphere that produces a “moonbow.”
Columbia has a population of 4,500, and it is the center of government
for Adair County, Ky. (Kentucky is made up of 120 counties.)
Columbia offers students a variety of shops and located on
its downtown square, all within walking distance from campus.
Columbia has an appealing small-town charm, yet is only a one-hour drive from Bowling
Green, Ky.; a two-hour drive from Louisville or Lexington, Ky.; or a two-hour drive from
Columbia is a typical small rural town in America’s Upper South.
It is populated by friendly people and an informal way of life.
Shopping opportunities are limited (there are no malls), but it is
easy to travel to one of the nearby larger cities. Local shops – such
as grocery stores and restaurants – are within walking
distance from campus. Lindsey Wilson offers a free shuttle service
three times a day from campus to Walmart. Most people drive personal
vehicles; students without vehicles usually have little trouble getting
a ride to a larger city.
Most students eat in the award-winning Roberta D. Cranmer Dining and Conference Center.
The dining center’s menu reflects local cuisine. There are several well-known fast food options available in Columbia as well as locally owned restaurants.
Southcentral Kentucky experiences four distinct seasons.
The average winter temperature ranges from a daily low of
about 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-2 degrees Celsius) to a daily
high of about 46 degrees Fahrenheit (8 degrees Celsius).
Total winter snowfall is usually less than 15 cumulative
inches (less than 400 centimeters). If you arrive in August,
plan for hot, humid weather until late September. All residence
halls have heating and air conditioning.