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

Griffytown

 
 
Griffytown Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Griffytown Marker (Side A)
Inscription.  The Louisville and Frankfort Shortline railroad, which arrived in eastern Jefferson County through Hobbs Station (now Anchorage) in 1848, created a cluster of communities which would be known as Anchorage, Berrytown, and Griffytown.

Local tradition holds that, in 1879, freedman Dan Griffith bought the cabin of early Middletown settler Minor White from his family. He moved the cabin to Old Harrod's Creek Road, founding the settlement known today as Griffytown (originally spelled Griffeytown). Cabin burned, 1956.
Presented by Louisville and Jefferson County
African American Heritage Committee, Inc.

 
Erected 1996 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1983.)
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 38° 15.053′ N, 85° 
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32.649′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Old Harrods Creek Road, 0.1 miles north of Willow Stone Way, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Old Harrods Creek Road, Louisville KY 40223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Benjamin Head House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Arterburn House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jefferson Marders Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bank of Middletown (approx. 0.4 miles away); Middletown's First Gas Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Middletown Inn (approx. half a mile away); Milestone / Old Public Well (approx. half a mile away); Middletown Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Also see . . .  Griffytown. From Kentucky Historical Society's Explore KY History series. (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Griffytown Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Griffytown Marker (Side B)
Griffytown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
3. Griffytown Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   3. submitted on December 6, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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