Col. Richard Taylor (1744-1829)/George Rudy (1744-1806)
(reverse). Pennsylvanian George Rudy and his son-in-law John Herr bought 175 acres here in 1795, naming the survey line Rudy's Lane in 1797. Herr & Rudy, who were blacksmiths, farriers, roadbuilders & farmers once owned all of present-day Windy Hills. Six family homes are still standing. Rudy Lane became a Jefferson County road in 1909.
Erected 2011 by Kentucky Historical Society/Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2347.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 16.667′ N, 85° 38.254′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Rudy Lane 0.1 miles
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zachary Taylor National Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Zachary Taylor Home (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Zachary Taylor Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Woodlawn Race Course (approx. 1.1 miles away); George Rogers Clark At Locust Grove / Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - Locust Grove (approx. 1½ miles away); Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse (approx. 2.7 miles away); Filtration Plant / Reservoir and Gatehouse (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Kentucky Soldiers’ Home (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
Regarding Col. Richard Taylor (1744-1829)/George Rudy (1744-1806). Zachary Taylor's first known home in Louisville, KY.
Additional keywords. U.S. President
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2019, by Michael Cunningham, Ph.D. of Louisville, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2019, by Michael Cunningham, Ph.D. of Louisville, Kentucky. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.