Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
“Bloody Monday” / American (Know-Nothing) Party
American (Know-Nothing) Party
Given by the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the German-American Club.
Erected 2006 by Kentucky Historical Society & the Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2205.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 6, 1855.
Location. 38° 15.473′ N, 85° 46.023′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on West Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is directly in front of the Kentucky Lottery Building on the North side of West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1011 West Main Street, Louisville KY 40202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort-on-Shore (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Nelson Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Stockade On Corn Island, 1778 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Catholic High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Evan Williams (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles W. Anderson, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Louisville Bar Association (approx. 0.4 miles away); Louis XVI (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
Also see . . .
1. Know-Nothing Party - Wikipedia. Excerpt:
The Know Nothing movement also briefly emerged as a major political party in the form of the American Party. Adherents to the movement were to simply reply “I know nothing” when asked about its specifics by outsiders, providing the group with its common name.(Submitted on September 30, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Wikipedia Entry for Know-Nothing Riot. Excerpt:
These anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic protests culminated into riots in Philadelphia in 1844, St. Louis in 1854, Cincinnati and Louisville in 1855, Baltimore in 1856, Washington, D.C. and New York in 1857, and New Orleans in 1858.(Submitted on August 1, 2020.)
Additional keywords. Political unrest
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2009, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 4,389 times since then and 42 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week August 2, 2020. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2009, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 4. submitted on August 1, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.