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Wisertown / St. Andrew's Church Road

 
 
Wisertown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
1. Wisertown Marker
Inscription.  
Wisertown
Area once known as Wisertown. Descendants and extended family of John (1793-1877) and Luzanna Wiser(1804-1873) lived here, including Gagels, Arnolds, and Webers. John came here 1817, married Luzanna 1821, bought farm 1838. They built St. Andrew’s Church and Cemetery then gave to Catholic Church. Wiser farm now site of Doss HS and Trunnel Elem.

St. Andrew's Church Road
Intersection with Dixie Hwy once had post office, hotel, and train depot. Ella Murphy was depot agent for many years. Doss HS and Trunnel Elem opened 1967. Thomas Harry Doss was Jefferson Co. School Board chairman. Bertha Trunnel was long-time educator. Now called Pleasure Ridge Park, formerly known as Wisertown.
Sponsored by Wiser descendants

 
Erected 2018 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2551.)
 
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Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
 
Location. 38° 9.254′ N, 85° 48.723′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on St. Andrews Church Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7601 St Andrews Church Road, Louisville KY 40214, 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. St. Andrew's Catholic Church / Early Catholic Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Iroquois Amphitheater / Works Progress Admin., 1935-1943 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fenley Family / Fenley Family Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Southern Parkway / Iroquois Park (approx. 2 miles away); The Little Loomhouse / Happy Birthday to You (approx. 2.2 miles away); Kenwood Drive-In (approx. 2.6 miles away); Naval Ordnance Plant / Naval Ordnance Station, "Gunsmith to the Navy" (approx. 2.8 miles away); Civil Rights Struggle, 1954 / Wades: Open Housing Pioneers (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
More about this marker. Marker is at entrance road to Doss High School.
 
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St. Andrew's Church Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. St. Andrew's Church Road Marker
 Wisertown / St. Andrew’s Church Road. From Kentucky Historical Society's Explore KY History program. (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Wisertown / St. Andrew's Church Road Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
3. Wisertown / St. Andrew's Church Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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