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

Spring Fort Built Before 1782

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Spring Fort Built Before 1782 Marker
Inscription.  The rock spring on Beal's Branch 800 feet south marks Spring Fort. One of the pioneer "Beargrass settlements" contemporary with the founding of Louisville. When its commander, Richard Steele, was wounded in an Indian attack, his wife, at Floyd's first fort, seized her baby and, riding through the night amid shots from the red men, sped up what is now Story Avenue across Beargrass Creek and Lexington Road and through the fort's hastily opened gateway to the succor of her husband.
 
Erected 1939 by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. (Marker Number 26.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list.
 
Location. 38° 14.838′ N, 85° 40.168′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of McCready Avenue and Trinity Road, on
Spring Fort Built Before 1782 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. Spring Fort Built Before 1782 Marker
the right when traveling south on McCready Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 521 McCready Avenue, Louisville KY 40206, 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. Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gilman's Point / St. Matthews (approx. 0.9 miles away); Filtration Plant / Reservoir and Gatehouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Fair Grounds 1853-73 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Early Blacksmith Shop (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mockingbird Valley (approx. 1.2 miles away); Beechland (approx. 1.3 miles away); John Floyd's Grave (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
More about this marker. Inscription contains a term for Native Americans that is considered offensive.
 
 
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 48 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on December 8, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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Mar. 4, 2021