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Louisville in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Louisville

 
 
Louisville Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
1. Louisville Marker
Inscription.  One of the oldest towns in southeast Alabama was settled in 1817 by Daniel Lewis who established a trading post and named the community “Louisville” after the first capital of Georgia, his hometown. By 1820 four stores, a Methodist congregation with brush arbor and several families were in the vicinity. Daniel McKenzie operated a tan yard and sawmill at nearby springs. The first courthouse for Pike County (1821) and later Barbour County (1833) was here. Prior to 1860 Captain Patrick Bludworth organized and drilled the local military unit, The Louisville Blues, which later became a CSA company. When the railroad came to town in 1888, the business district moved to be near the depot.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
 
Location. 31° 47.301′ N, 85° 33.16′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is on Alabama Route 51, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville AL 36048, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Opening of the Second Phase of the Second Creek War (here, next to this
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By David J Gaines, October 14, 2012
2. Louisville Marker
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marker); The Battles of Hobdy's Bridge and Pea River (here, next to this marker); Louisville and "Old Alabama" (a few steps from this marker); The Old County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisville World War II Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Pea River Presbyterian Church Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Dedicated to Memory of African Slaves (approx. 4.6 miles away); Barbour County's "Little Scotland"/Pea River Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Regarding Louisville. The marker is part of the Barbour County Governors' Trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 715 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2012, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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