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

Southern Parkway / Iroquois Park

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
1. Southern Parkway Marker
Inscription.  
Southern Parkway
Originally named Grand Boulevard. Completed on June 14, 1893. It was 150 feet wide. Constructed of packed dirt and watered daily to keep the dust down. Lined with large trees, flanked to the east with a bicycle path, to the west with a bridle path. Southern Pkwy. was intended to connect growing city with Iroquois Park to south.

Iroquois Park
Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Iroquois Park is one of the flagship parks in the Louisville Olmsted Park system. Originally known as Jacob’s Park, after land was purchased by Mayor Charles Jacob in 1889. With scenic overlooks, this 725 acre park is Louisville’s largest Olmsted Park.
 
Erected 2011 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2356.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 10.194′ 
Iroquois Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. Iroquois Park Marker
N, 85° 46.888′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Taylor Boulevard and Marret Place, on the right when traveling south on Taylor Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iroquois Amphitheater / Works Progress Admin., 1935-1943 (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Little Loomhouse / Happy Birthday to You (approx. ¾ mile away); Naval Ordinance Plant / Naval Ordinance Station, "Gunsmith to the Navy" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Douglas Park Racetrack (approx. 1.1 miles away); Kenwood Drive-In (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fenley Family / Fenley Family Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Wisertown / St. Andrew's Church Road (approx. 2 miles away); Ruff Memorial Wheelmen's Bench / Cycle Carnival 1897 (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Iroquois Park (Wikipedia). (Submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Southern Parkway / Iroquois Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
3. Southern Parkway / Iroquois Park Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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