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Col. Frederick Geiger / Early Butchertown

(1753-1832)

 
 
Col. Frederick Geiger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
1. Col. Frederick Geiger Marker
Inscription.  
Col. Frederick Geiger
In 1796, Revolutionary War veteran Frederick Geiger came to Jefferson Co. from Md. Settled in Butchertown in 1807. He raised a company of Ky. Mounted Riflemen for Gen. W. H. Harrison's 1811 Indian Campaign. Wounded at Battle of Tippecanoe. Col. in the War of 1812 & wealthy landowner. Buried in Cave Hill Cem.

Early Butchertown
Butchertown land is part of the 1774 survey claimed by Hancock Taylor. By 1797, Henry Fait had a house and a saw & grist mill on Beargrass Creek. Frederick Geiger bought the mill in 1801 and ran a public ferry to Indiana after 1802. After 1815, the neighborhood was a pork packing site for steamboats engaged in the Ohio River trade.
 
Erected 2011 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2358.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
Early Butchertown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
2. Early Butchertown Marker
Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 15.514′ N, 85° 43.254′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Frankfort Avenue (U.S. 60) and Blue Horse Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Frankfort Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1607 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville KY 40206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Joseph Catholic Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Since 1842 / Since 1858 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Heigold Facade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kentucky School for the Blind (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cave Hill National Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Augustus E. Willson (1846-1931) (approx. 0.7 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.7 miles away); The 32nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment Civil War Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Butchertown Preservation District (PDF). An overview of the area's history, development and character. Prepared by the Louisville Metro Department of Planning and Design Services. Includes photographs. (Submitted on November 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Col. Frederick Geiger / Early Butchertown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
3. Col. Frederick Geiger / Early Butchertown Marker
View of marker, looking eastward.
Col. Frederick Geiger / Early Butchertown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 26, 2020
4. Col. Frederick Geiger / Early Butchertown Marker
View, looking westward.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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