Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
The Fair Grounds 1853-73
During the Civil War, the Fair Grounds were occupied by the Kentucky State Guard, and later by Union soldiers. By 1875, the land was subdivided into lots and sold. Beginning in 1895, the town of Crescent Hill was gradually annexed into the City of Louisville. Crescent Ave. remained a railroad stop for many years.
Erected 2014 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2443.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
Location. 38° 15.283′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Filtration Plant / Reservoir and Gatehouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Beechland (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mockingbird Valley (approx. 0.8 miles away); Early Blacksmith Shop (approx. 1.1 miles away); Spring Fort Built Before 1782 (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. Frances of Rome Church / Catholic & Clifton History (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. Frances of Rome School / Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 3. submitted on December 8, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.