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

Fort Southworth

 
 
Fort Southworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
1. Fort Southworth Marker
Inscription.  Here was westernmost fort of 11-fort system designed to protect Louisville from the Confederates during Civil War. Construction began August 1, 1864; almost complete by war's end. Funded by the city and the federal government, Fort Southworth, 19,000 sq. ft., was composed of earth and designed by John R. Gillis.
Presented by Louisville-Jefferson Co. Metro Sewer District.

 
Erected 1987 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1810.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 13.948′ N, 85° 49.814′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Algonquin Parkway east of Gibson Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4522 Algonquin Parkway, Louisville KY 40211, 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.
Fort Southworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. Fort Southworth Marker
Home of Anne & Carl Braden / Civil Rights Landmark (approx. 0.6 miles away); Samuel M. Plato, 1882-1957 (approx. 0.7 miles away); "Little Africa" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Virginia Avenue Colored School (approx. one mile away); Muhammad Ali's Home Site / "Education Brings Self-Respect" — Muhammad Ali (approx. 1.3 miles away); Calvary Baptist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Carl Braden Memorial Center / Home to Campaigns for Racial Justice (approx. 1.8 miles away); Youngland (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
 
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 35 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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