Cecilia is an unincorporated community in Hardin County, Kentucky, United States. It is located approximately 5 miles (8 km) west of Elizabethtown, the county seat. The town was formerly called Cecilian Junction because of its location at the junction of the Illinois Central Railroad's of its Louisville-Paducah main line and its branch to Hodgenville (The line now belongs to the Paducah and Louisville Railway, and the branch is now truncated to Elizabethtown). The community is part of the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area. Kentucky Route 86 runs through the town, ending just south of the town at an intersection with U.S. Route 62. Cecilia is the home of Ron Lewis, who represented Kentucky's 2nd congressional district in the United States Congress between 1994 and 2009. During the overnight hours on February 6, 2008 a tornado ripped through Cecilia, damaging several homes and also damaging nearby Central Hardin High School.