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

Berrytown

 
 
Berrytown Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Berrytown Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  This eastern Jefferson County community began with five acres purchased in 1874 by Alfred Berry, a freedman. Other Berrytown founders were Wm. Butler, Sallie Carter, and Kidd Williams, all of whom bought land from Samuel L. Nock, a wealthy businessman.

In the 1870s, Berrytown and Griffytown were created by freed African Americans. In 1915 Anchorage PTA got a train carrying the Liberty Bell to stop at neighboring schools, including Berrytown and Griffytown. Until 1934, the Interurban Car System electric trolley transported residents into Louisville.
Presented by Louisville and Jefferson County
African American Heritage Committee, Inc.

 
Erected 1996 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1982.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 
Berrytown Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Berrytown Marker (Side B)
16.025′ N, 85° 31.531′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of La Grange Road (State Road 146) and Heafer Road, on the right when traveling north on La Grange Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forest Public School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Berrytown Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Isaac Hite's Home / Isaac Hite (approx. ¾ mile away); Griffytown (approx. 1½ miles away); Gov. Lawrence Wetherby Statue (approx. 1.6 miles away); Middletown Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Davis Tavern (approx. 1.6 miles away); Middletown Station (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Berrytown. From Kentucky Historical Society's Explore KY History program. (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Berrytown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
3. Berrytown Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 6, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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