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

The Galt House

 
 
The Galt House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, July 3, 2021
1. The Galt House Marker
Inscription.  A world-famed inn operated here from 1835 until it burned in 1865. Host to notables, such as author Charles Dickens, it was scene of assassination of USA Gen. Wm. Nelson, Sept. 1862, by USA Gen. J.C. Davis. Sherman and Grant met here March, 1864 to plan invasion that led to the "March to the Sea." Traditions carried on at new Galt House at 1st and Main, 1869 - 1921.
 
Erected 1952 by The Kentucky Historical Society & the Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 535.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1864.
 
Location. 38° 15.379′ N, 85° 45.189′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 31W) and 2nd Street (U.S. 31), on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Marker is in front of Bearno's Pizza (North Side of Main Street). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 West Main Street, Louisville KY 40202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
The Galt House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, April 20, 2010
2. The Galt House Marker
This view shows the marker in front of Bearno's Pizza Parlor at the corner of West Main and 2nd Street in downtown Louisville.
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Slave Trading In Louisville / Garrison Slave Pen Site (a few steps from this marker); The Discovery of the Ohio River (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Forester Distilling Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); Coon Hollow Distillery Offices (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Louisville Water Company (about 300 feet away); Birth of Truth In Advertising (about 500 feet away); First Louisville Slugger Bat (about 500 feet away); Louisville Board of Trade (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Regarding The Galt House. The Galt House has been rebuilt and now stands at West Main and 4th Streets in downtown Louisville, a couple of blocks west of this marker.
 
Current Building at the site of the Galt House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, July 3, 2021
3. Current Building at the site of the Galt House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,608 times since then and 65 times this year. Last updated on December 29, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on July 31, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   2. submitted on April 23, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on July 31, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 23, 2022