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

City and County Named / Jefferson County Courthouse

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
1. City and County Named Marker
Inscription.
City and County Named
Louisville, at the Falls of the Ohio, was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark. Site first served as a military outpost; the city which developed was named for Louis XVI. Kentucky Co., Virginia, was divided in 1780 into Jefferson, Fayette, and Lincoln counties. Jefferson Co. was named for Governor Thomas Jefferson, who signed the first town charter of Louisville.

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Jefferson County Courthouse
Designed by Gideon Shryock in Greek Revival style. Construction began ca. 1837, and building first used by city and county, 1842. Completed in 1860 by Albert Fink and Charles Stancliff, it housed legislature briefly during Civil War. Structure renovated by Brinton Davis after 1905 fire. Seven U.S. Presidents have spoken here. On National Register of Historic Places, 1972.
 
Erected 1981 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1697.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 15.259′ N, 85° 45.602′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of W Jefferson Street and
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By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
2. Jefferson County Courthouse Marker
S 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on W Jefferson Street. 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. Louis XVI (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Jefferson Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); George Rogers Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisville Firefighters Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson County (within shouting distance of this marker); Kentucky Medal Of Honor Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Louisville Law Enforcement Memorial (about 300 feet away); They Paid For Peace (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
City and County Named Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
3. City and County Named Marker
 
 
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 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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