Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Thomas Jeﬀerson Memorial
( inscribed around the base )
This monument to Thomas Jefferson was presented to the people of Kentucky July 4 1900 by Isaac W and Bernard Bernheim to perpetuate the teachings and examples of the Founders of the Republic
( inscribed on the granite plinth )
Almighty God hath created the mind free ∑ All attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burthens — are a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion — no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship or ministry or shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief ∑ But all men shall be free to profess and by argument to maintain their opinions in matters of religion I know but one code of morality for men whether acting singly or collectively ∑
Equal and exact justice to all men of whatever state or persuasion religious or political
We hold these truths to be self-evident ∑ that all men are created equal ∑ that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights ∑ that among these are life ∑ liberty and the pursuit of happiness ∑ that to secure these rights governments are instituted among men ∑
I have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny of the mind of man
Location. 38° 15.254′ N, 85° 45.569′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on W Jefferson Street near S 5th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in front of Louisville Metro Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 527 W Jefferson Street, Louisville KY 40202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Rogers Clark (a few steps from this marker); Jefferson County (a few steps from this marker); Kentucky Medal Of Honor Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); City and County Named / Jefferson County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); They Paid For Peace (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis XVI (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisville Firefighters Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Louisville Law Enforcement Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
Also see . . .
1. Thomas Jeﬀerson on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 21, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Moses Jacob Ezekiel (sculptor) on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 21, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 21, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.