Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Born in Richmond, Va., on October 29, 1810, Wolfe was one of the first two graduates of the University of Virginia School of Laws in 1829. After law school, he came to Kentucky to begin his law practice. He was a highly respected criminal lawyer and was regarded as one of the most effective advocates of the Bar. He was involved in several nationally-followed cases in Louisville. Over.
Wolfe served as the commonwealth's attorney for Jefferson County and in both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly. As a legislator during much of the Civil War, Wolfe was a loyal Unionist. He urged the state to remain neutral until state elections could occur in August 1861. Wolfe County, created in 1860, was named for him. He died on July 3, 1865, and is buried here.
Sponsored by Cave Hill Heritage Foundation
Erected 2017 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2515.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US CivilKentucky Historical Society series list.
Location. 38° 14.9′ N, 85° 43.15′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Baxter Avenue (U.S. 31E/150) and Cherokee Road, on the right when traveling north. Located in Cave Hill Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 Baxter Ave, Louisville KY 40204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A National Cemetery System (within shouting distance of this marker); Cave Hill National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Augustus E. Willson (1846-1931) (within shouting distance of this marker); Croghans of Locust Grove / Major William Croghan (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 32nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Unknown Union Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Oldest Existing Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Governor Thomas E. Bramlette (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
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