Guthrie is a Todd county city about ten miles south of Elkton on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. 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 in 1868.
The population in 2020 was 1,331.
Guthrie was the birthplace of the writer Robert Penn Warren.
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