Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Louisville to Portland Turnpike
Horse drawn wagons slogged along dirt paths until a plank toll road connected the cities. The 3 mile long Turnpike opened in 1818 and greatly reduced the time it took to make the trip. After the Portland Canal opened in 1830, use of the Turnpike declined and the route eventually became Portland Avenue.
Erected 2018 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2561.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Location. 38° 15.744′ N, 85° 46.462′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1512 Portland Avenue, Louisville KY 40203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort-on-Shore (approx. 0.4 miles away); “Bloody Monday” / American (Know-Nothing) Party (approx. half a mile away); The Stockade On Corn Island, 1778 (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort Nelson Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); U.S. Marine Hospital (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Catholic High School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Evan Williams (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Good Shepherd Order (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
Also see . . . Louisville to Portland Turnpike. From Kentucky Historical Society's Explore KY History program. (Submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
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 38 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.