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

Evan Williams

1755-1810

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2017
1. Evan Williams Marker
Inscription.
Evan Williams
1755-1810
A native of Wales, Williams came to Kentucky around 1780. In 1783, he built his distillery on the banks of the Ohio River, distilling whiskey from corn on the east side of what is now 5th Street.it is said to have been the first commercial distillery in Kentucky, shipping barrels by flatboat down the Ohio River.     Over.
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Evan Williams
1755-1810
Williams also held several civic leadership positions, including serving as one of Louisville’s seven elected city trustees. In 1797 he was elected Louisville’s first wharf master: he was also a master stonemason and builder who oversaw construction of the first jail and courthouse in Jefferson County.
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Erected 2014 by Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. (Marker Number 2445.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 15.426′ N, 85° 45.571′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of W Main Street
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By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2017
2. Evan Williams Marker
and N 6th Street, on the right when traveling west on W Main Street. Touch for map. Located in front of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, directly across West Main Street from the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 W Main Street, Louisville KY 40201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. D.X. Murphy & Bro., Architects (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Al J. Schneider (about 600 feet away); Fort Nelson Park (about 600 feet away); The Stockade On Corn Island, 1778 (about 600 feet away); The Columbia Building (about 600 feet away); Kentucky Fugitives to Canada (about 700 feet away); Thelma French Schneider (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Evan Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .  Evan Williams, The Man on the Evan Williams Bourbon website. (Submitted on June 14, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Evan Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2017
3. Evan Williams Marker
Evan Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2017
4. Evan Williams Marker
Across West Main Street from the marker is the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 114 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 14, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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