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

The Galt House

 
 
The Galt House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, December 27, 2010
1. The Galt House Marker
In front of Bearno's Pizza
Inscription. A world-famed inn operated here from 1835 until it burned in 1865. Host to notables, such as author Charles Dickens, it was scene of assassination of USA Gen. Wm. Nelson, Sept. 1862, by USA Gen. J.C. Davis. Sherman and Grant met here March, 1864 to plan invasion that led to the "March to the Sea." Traditions carried on at new Galt House at 1st and Main, 1869 - 1921.
 
Erected 1952 by The Kentucky Historical Society & the Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 535.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 15.379′ N, 85° 45.189′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 31W) and 2nd Street (U.S. 31), on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in front of Bearno's Pizza (North Side of Main Street). Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 West Main Street, Louisville KY 40202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birth of Truth In Advertising (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Louisville Slugger Bat (about 500 feet away); Second African Baptist Church
The Galt House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, April 20, 2010
2. The Galt House Marker
This view shows the marker in front of Bearno's Pizza Parlor at the corner of West Main and 2nd Street in downtown Louisville.
(about 600 feet away); Slavery Laws In Old Kentucky/Site of Arterburn Brothers Slave Pens (approx. 0.2 miles away); Visitors at Louisville Wharf (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kentucky Fugitives to Canada (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / York (approx. mile away); "Bloody Monday" / American (Know-Nothing) Party (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Regarding The Galt House. The Galt House has been rebuilt and now stands at West Main and 4th Streets in downtown Louisville, a couple of blocks west of this marker.
 
Also see . . .  The Galt House's Website. (Submitted on April 22, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,105 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on December 29, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on December 29, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on April 23, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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