Gamaliel is located in the southwest part of the county and became known as Gamaliel around 1835. It was named for a learned man of the bible. The area was settled around the late 1700's and many of the current residents are the descendants of the early settlers. Located near the headwaters of the Barren River the town is 1-mile from the Tennessee border. The town currently has a population of around 460 people and has numerous homes of historical and architectural interest.

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