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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Portland / Our Lady Church

 
 
Portland Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, September 12, 2013
1. Portland Historical Marker
Inscription. French immigrants established a community here in 1806. In 1814 it was surveyed and platted. By 1837 it was incorporated as a suburb of Louisville. It was an early port and boatbuilding center - 41 steamers had been built by 1855. Portland was site of first tramway in US, connecting it with Louisville, and once famous hostelry of South, St. Charles Hotel. Over.

Our Lady Church

Congregation organized in 1837 - 38 by Father Stephen Badin, the first priest ordained in U.S. He saw to Portland's spiritual welfare when it was first a community of French immigrants. Also helpful in forming church were Bishop Flaget, first bishop west of Alleghenies, and Bishop Chabrat, first to be ordained in Ky. Bricks in original church, 1841, used for this building. Over.
 
Erected 1970 by The Kentucky Historical Society & The Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1312.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 16.577′ N, 85° 48.296′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Rudd Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is on the Northwest corner of
Our Lady Church Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, September 12, 2013
2. Our Lady Church Historical Marker
This is the reverse side of the Portland Historical Marker.
Rudd Avenue and Cedar Grove Terrace. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3525 Rudd Avenue, Louisville KY 40212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grave of Steamboat Captain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Floyd County World Peace Honor Roll (approx. 0.9 miles away in Indiana); Korean Conflict / Vietnam Conflict - Floyd County (approx. 0.9 miles away in Indiana); Floyd County Honor Roll & Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away in Indiana); Floyd County American Revolution War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away in Indiana); Lucy Higgs Nichols (approx. 0.9 miles away in Indiana); A Gateway to Freedom (approx. one mile away in Indiana); Carnegie's Lasting Gifts (approx. 1.2 miles away in Indiana).
 
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Portland Marker & Mooring Ring Display image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, September 12, 2013
3. Portland Marker & Mooring Ring Display
At the corner of Rudd Avenue & Cedar Grove Terrace
Our Lady Church image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, September 12, 2013
4. Our Lady Church
On Rudd Avenue. The church is now known as the Good Shepherd Church.
Mooring Rings image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, September 12, 2013
5. Mooring Rings
Mooring Rings from the Portland Wharf, 1799 - 1800. This display is a few steps away from the Portland Historical Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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