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

Churchill Downs

 
 
Churchill Downs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
1. Churchill Downs Marker
Inscription.
Churchill Downs
Home of the Kentucky Derby, the oldest continuously held sporting event in America, for 3-year-old thoroughbreds. Aristides, owned by H.P. McGrath & ridden by black jockey Oliver Lewis, Warren the 1st Derby in 1875. Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr., grandson of explorer Wm. Clark, named and modeled the Ky. Derby after English Epson Derby.

Presented by the Kentucky Derby Museum
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Churchill Downs
The track, owned by the Churchill family, was named in the 1880s. Twin spires, designed by J. Baldez, were built in 1895. Pari-mutuel betting machines were introduced in 1908. Other track events were state fairs, band concerts, auto and airplane races, military horse and tank shows, and a train wreck. First radio broadcast, 1925; first television broadcast, 1949.
 
Erected 2008 by Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2255.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 12.34′ N, 85° 46.304′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue and Rodman
Churchill Downs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
2. Churchill Downs Marker
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Street, on the right when traveling east on Central Avenue. Touch for map. Located in front of Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. Marker is at or near this postal address: 734 Central Avenue, Louisville KY 40208, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ruff Memorial Wheelmen's Bench / Cycle Carnival 1897 (approx. half a mile away); Conrad-Caldwell House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Southern Exposition (approx. 1.7 miles away); Chateauesque Architecture / Gilded Age Mansions (approx. 2.1 miles away); First Unitarian Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Murray Atkins Walls Civil Rights Pioneer (approx. 2.8 miles away); George Denison Prentice (approx. 2.8 miles away); Sit-In Demonstration Site (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Churchill Downs on Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Barbaro on Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Sports
 
Churchill Downs and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
3. Churchill Downs and Marker
Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
4. Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum
Barbaro, Winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2017
5. Barbaro, Winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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