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St. Matthews in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gilman's Point / St. Matthews

 
 
Gilman's Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
1. Gilman's Point Marker
Inscription.  
Gilman's Point
In 1830, this area was designated Sale’s Precinct for Edmund P. Sales, who operated a tavern on Frankfort Ave. Around 1840, the area between Westport & Frankfort roads became known as Gilman’s Point, named for Daniel Gilman, a prominent citizen. Development was first confined to the “Point”, where the roads and railroad tracks converged.

St. Matthews
In 1850, the area became known as St. Matthews after an early church, St. Matthews Episcopal. It became official in 1851, when the post office was renamed. One of the largest potato-shipping centers in U.S. in the 1920s. In 1950, incorporated as a sixth-class city. Through efforts of local citizens, area has grown and flourished.
 
Erected 2008 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2274.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location.
St. Matthews Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
2. St. Matthews Marker
38° 15.208′ N, 85° 39.312′ W. Marker is in St. Matthews, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Westport Road (State Road 1447) north of Shelbyville Road (U.S. 60), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3912 Westport Road, Louisville KY 40207, 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. Spring Fort Built Before 1782 (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Floyd's Grave (approx. 1.1 miles away); Floyd's Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Charles Floyd (approx. 1.1 miles away); Early Blacksmith Shop (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mockingbird Valley (approx. 1.3 miles away); Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Filtration Plant / Reservoir and Gatehouse (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Matthews.
 
Gilman's Point / St. Matthews Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 28, 2020
3. Gilman's Point / St. Matthews Marker
 
 
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 49 times since then and 10 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.
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