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. The 32nd Indiana Infantry Monument (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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); 125 South Sixth Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Evan Williams (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bridgeford, Ricketts & Company (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(Submitted on September 30, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Supporters of the Know Nothing movement believed that an alleged “Romanist” conspiracy was being planned to subvert civil and religious liberty in the United States, and sought to politically organize native-born Protestants in what they described as a defense of their traditional religious and political values. The Know Nothing movement is remembered for this theme because of fears by Protestants that Catholic priests and bishops would control a large bloc of voters.
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 4,628 times since then and 138 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.