Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
First Louisville Slugger Bat
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Hillerich grew the bat business, trademarking “Louisville Slugger” in 1894. Name changed from J.F. Hillerich & Son to Hillerich & Bradsby Co. in 1916. They excelled at bat making and marketing, becoming a worldwide icon. H&B eventually moved to 8th and Main Streets with pro bat factory tours and a baseball.
Kentucky Historical Society · Kentucky Department of Highways
Erected 2016 by Kentucky Historical Society & Kentucky Department of Highways.
Location. 38° 15.317′ N, 85° 45.108′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of S 1st Street and E Main Street, on the right when traveling south on S 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 S 1st Street, Louisville KY 40202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Second African Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Birth of Truth In Advertising (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Slavery Laws In Old Kentucky/Site of Arterburn Brothers Slave Pens (about 400 feet away); The Galt House (about 500 feet away); Kentucky Fugitives to Canada (approx. 0.3 miles away); Visitors at Louisville Wharf (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / York (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Bloody Monday" / American (Know-Nothing) Party (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
Also see . . . Hillerich & Bradsby (Louisville Slugger) on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 19, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 19, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.