Middletown in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
They found gently rolling land covered by virgin forest. A beautiful stream meandered to the great Ohio River. Along it's banks, yucca grew as "grass” for bears hence the appropriately named Beargrass Creek.
Deeded by the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1781-1785 to Jacob Myers, William Roberts, and Cuthbert Harrison the land was then sold to Philip Buckner in 1792 to develop the town.
In May of 1797 Esquire William White, judge, landowner, and surveyor appointed the first trusties of the newly established town.
Fourteen log or partial log houses still exist in Middletown.
Erected by Historic Middletown Inc. and City of Middletown.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 38° 14.709′ N, 85° 32.226′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Old Shelbyville RoadTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11803 Old Shelbyville Road, Louisville KY 40243, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wetherby House (here, next to this marker); Davis Tavern (here, next to this marker); Lawrence Winchester Wetherby / Gov. Lawrence W. Wetherby (a few steps from this marker); Middletown Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gov. Lawrence Wetherby Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); The Benjamin Head House (approx. ¼ mile away); Middletown's First Gas Station (approx. ¼ mile away); Griffytown (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
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 34 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 2. submitted on December 6, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.