Mount Washington is a home rule-class city in northeast Bullitt County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 9,117 at the 2010 census. The city is one of several surrounding Louisville that have experienced a sharp rise in population in the past three decades, becoming a commuter town.
Mount Washington is located in northeastern Bullitt County at 38°2′46″N 85°33′17″W (38.045982, -85.554676). The city of Louisville is directly to the north; the downtown is 20 miles (32 km) northwest of the center of Mount Washington. U.S. Route 31E and U.S. Route 150 pass through the city, leading south 19 miles (31 km) to Bardstown.According to the United States Census Bureau, Mount Washington has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.8 km2), of which 6.1 square miles (15.7 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.49%, is water.
Mount Washington is served by the Bullitt County Public Schools. There are four elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school within the city limits. A new elementary school is currently under construction.
There are no colleges or universities in Mt. Washington.
The primary method of transportation in Mt. Washington is by road. Formerly named "The Crossroads", Kentucky Route 44 and a road signed as U.S. Route 31EX intersect in the heart of the city. A bypass through the city's east end carries the main line of U.S. Route 31E and creates a second north-south route through the town.
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