Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
After his visit, Lincoln described a group of shackled slaves he saw on his steamboat trip home. Later he called the memory a “continual torment to me.” During the Civil War the Speeds supported the Union and Joshua’s ties to Lincoln helped secure Kentucky for the Union. Lincoln appointed James Speed Attorney General in 1864.
Erected 2007 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2231.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Agriculture • Architecture • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists.
Location. 38° 12.798′ N, 85° 40.349′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Bardstown Road (U.S. 31E) and Wendell Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Bardstown Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3033 Bardstown Road, Louisville KY 40205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln & Farmington — 1841 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Brothers Speed — Joshua and James (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bowman Field (approx. ¾ mile away); Hayfield (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bray Place / Scoggan-Jones Horse Farm (approx. 0.9 miles away); Alonzo "Lonnie" Clayton / African American Jockey (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bashford Manor (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Trough Spring / Trough Spring (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
Also see . . .
1. Farmington (Louisville, Kentucky) — Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 9, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. Asset Detail | Farmington (PDF)(Submitted on December 9, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 3, 4. submitted on December 9, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.