Inscription. A world-famed inn operated here from 1835 until it burned in 1865. Host to notables, such as author Charles Dickens, it was scene of assassination of USA Gen. Wm. Nelson, Sept. 1862, by USA Gen. J.C. Davis. Sherman and Grant met here March, 1864 to plan invasion that led to the "March to the Sea." Traditions carried on at new Galt House at 1st and Main, 1869 - 1921.
By Karl Stelly, December 27, 2010
|1. The Galt House Marker|
|In front of Bearno's Pizza|
Erected 1952 by The Kentucky Historical Society & the Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 535.)
Location. 38° 15.379′ N, 85° 45.189′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 31W) and 2nd Street (U.S. 31), on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in front of Bearno's Pizza (North Side of Main Street). Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 West Main Street, Louisville KY 40202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. "Bloody Monday" / American (Know-Nothing) Party (approx. 0.8 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away in Indiana); General LaFayette (approx. 1.4 miles away in Indiana); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away in Indiana); Warder Park (approx. 1.4 miles away in Indiana); Clark County All Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away in Indiana); The 32nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment Civil War Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); Civil War Hospital (approx. 2.5 miles away in Indiana). Click for a list of all markers in Louisville.
By Karl Stelly, April 20, 2010
|2. The Galt House Marker|
|This view shows the marker in front of Bearno's Pizza Parlor at the corner of West Main and 2nd Street in downtown Louisville.|
Regarding The Galt House. The Galt House has been rebuilt and now stands at West Main and 4th Streets in downtown Louisville, a couple of blocks west of this marker.
Also see . . . The Galt House's Website. (Submitted on April 22, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.)
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