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Louisville in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Louisville

 
 
Louisville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
1. Louisville Marker
Inscription. One of the oldest towns in southeast Alabama was settled in 1817 by Daniel Lewis who established a trading post and named the community “Louisville” after the first capital of Georgia, his hometown. By 1820 four stores, a Methodist congregation with brush arbor and several families were in the vicinity. Daniel McKenzie operated a tan yard and sawmill at nearby springs. The first courthouse for Pike County (1821) and later Barbour County (1833) was here. Prior to 1860 Captain Patrick Bludworth organized and drilled the local military unit, The Louisville Blues, which later became a CSA company. When the railroad came to town in 1888, the business district moved to be near the depot.
 
Location. 31° 47.301′ N, 85° 33.16′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is on Alabama Route 51, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville AL 36048, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Barbour County's "Little Scotland"/Pea River Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Barbour County High School
Louisville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
2. Louisville Marker
(approx. 6.6 miles away); Miller – Martin Townhouse (approx. 8.4 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 8.6 miles away); Jere Locke Beasley (approx. 8.7 miles away); Barbour County / Early Barbour County Commissioners (approx. 8.7 miles away); History of Clayton, Alabama/Clayton’s Architectural Heritage (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Regarding Louisville. The marker is part of the Barbour County Governors' Trail.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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