Guthrie is a Todd county city about ten miles south of Elkton on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. It is at the intersection of US 41 and US 79 and two rail lines. Guthrie began as a stage stop called Pondy Woods about 1840 and may later have been called State Line. The town was established later and named for James A. Guthrie, U.S. Senator and the railroad's president. Guthrie was incorporated in 1876. The Guthrie post office opened about 1868. The population in 2010 was 1,419.
Guthrie was the birthplace of the writer Robert Penn Warren.
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