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Col. Richard Taylor (1744-1829)/George Rudy (1744-1806)

 
 
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By Michael Cunningham, Ph.D., January 2, 2018
1. Col. Richard Taylor (1744-1829)/George Rudy (1744-1806) Marker
Inscription.  (obverse) Early in 1792, Revolutionary War veteran, Richard Taylor, bought 175 acres bounded by Rudy Lane. Land was given to Isaac Shelby for his father's Colonial Wars service. Here Taylor built a brick house, which he sold to George Rudy in late 1795. He then moved across Brownsboro Road to his Springfield farm. Father of Zachary Taylor.

(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

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By Michael Cunningham, Ph.D., January 2, 2018
2. Col. Richard Taylor (1744-1829)/George Rudy (1744-1806) Marker
south of Brownsboro Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Two blocks southeast of Zachary Taylor National cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
 
Col. Richard Taylor (1744-1829)/George Rudy (1744-1806) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Cunningham, Ph.D., May 25, 2017
3. Col. Richard Taylor (1744-1829)/George Rudy (1744-1806) Marker
Col. Richard Taylor/George Rudy house
 
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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.
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