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

Kosmodale — Est. 1905

 
 
Kosmodale — Est. 1905 Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
1. Kosmodale — Est. 1905 Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  Company town of Kentucky’s only Portland cement manufacturer. Philadelphia industrialist Samuel Horner Jr. developed housing for white and black workers of his Kosmos Portland Cement Co. in rural Jefferson County. A rail station, post office, churches, a school, and a company store served Kosmos mill workers and river men.
Sponsored by Metro Councilman Bob Henderson

A fleet of boats, each with a name beginning with a “K”, towed cement, general freight, and rock quarried by Kosmos in Meade Co. In 1957, the Horner heirs sold the company, after plant was union organized. Kosmosdale village was razed as the plant was rebuilt in the early 1970s. Many relocated after 2-year strike against former owner, 1982.
Dedicated to Kosmos workers & their descendants

 
Erected 2010 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2335.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce
Kosmodale — Est. 1905 Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. Kosmodale — Est. 1905 Marker (Side B)
Labor UnionsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 2.124′ N, 85° 54.643′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Dixie Highway (U.S. 60) and Depot Lane, on the right when traveling north on Dixie Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15301 Dixie Highway, Louisville KY 40272, 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. Young's Inn (approx. 3 miles away); James Young House (approx. 3 miles away); Founding of West Point/ James Young (approx. 3 miles away); Sears and Roebuck (approx. 3 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / John Shields (1769-1809) (approx. 3 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 3.1 miles away); Pearman's Settlement (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Salt Warehouse (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Kosmodale — Est. 1905 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
3. Kosmodale — Est. 1905 Marker
Kosmodale Memorial Bench image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
4. Kosmodale Memorial Bench
This memorial bench is near the marker.
Kosmodale Workers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
5. Kosmodale Workers Memorial
This plaque near the marker lists Kosmodale employees who have died while on the job.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 28 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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