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Louisville in Jefferson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Louisville, Georgia

1786 - 1986

 
 
Louisville, Georgia Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2009
1. Louisville, Georgia Marker
Inscription. Chartered in 1786, the City of Louisville was named in honor of King Louis XVI in appreciation for the help he gave the colonies during the American Revolution. From 1796 to 1805, Louisville served as the first permanent capital of Georgia: the present county courthouse (Louisville is the county seat of Jefferson County) is built on the site of the old state Capitol. The old Market House, perhaps Louisville’s most famous landmark, still stands in the center of town.

This marker erected in 1986 in celebration of Louisville’s two hundredth anniversary and in memory of A.P. Little (1891-1971), who served as Louisville’s City Clerk-Manager from 1922 until his retirement in 1967. Given by his family.
 
Erected by Family of A. P. Little.
 
Location. 33° 0.036′ N, 82° 24.607′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Georgia, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broad Street (Business U.S. 1) and Walnut Street, in the median on East Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville GA 30434, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Market House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing); Old State Capitol
The Louisville, Georgia Marker at the plaza in the median of Broad Street. image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2009
2. The Louisville, Georgia Marker at the plaza in the median of Broad Street.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); "Yazoo Fraud" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Capitol Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); To Commemorate the Site of the First Permanent Capitol of Georgia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rocky Comfort Creek (approx. ¾ mile away); The Ogeechee River (approx. 2.1 miles away); Old Town Plantation (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Louisville.
 
More about this marker. The marker was originally erected at the intersection of Business US 1 and US 1 at the edge of Louisville. The City Manager moved the marker to its present location in 1992 or '93.
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
A Nancy Hart Highway Monument image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2009
3. A Nancy Hart Highway Monument
This monument is located on the plaza on Broad Street with the Louisville, Georgia marker. U.S. Highway 1 was designated as the Nancy Hart Highway in this part of Georgia, and was marked by the D.A.R.
 
 
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