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

Visitors at Louisville Wharf / Louisville’s Steamboat Era

 
 
Visitors at Louisville Wharf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, September 24, 2013
1. Visitors at Louisville Wharf Marker
Inscription.
James Monroe June 1819
Andrew Jackson June 1819
Alexis de Tocqueville December 1831
Washington Irving September 1832
Abraham Lincoln September 1841
Charles Dickens April 1842
Walt Whitman February 1848
Ralph Waldo Emerson June 1850
Oliver W. Holmes September 1855
Herman Melville January 1858

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Louisville’s Steamboat Era
River navigation in the 18th century was by flatboat and keelboat. First steamboat, New Orleans, arrived in Louisville in autumn of 1811. City soon became steamboat center with six lines operating here. Hundreds of these boats were built in the area. Wharf teemed with traffic through Civil War. Eight U.S. presidents arrived on this wharf or “levee.”
Presented by The Louisville Historical League

 
Erected 1980 by Kentucky Historical Society. (Marker Number 1681.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 15.54′ N, 85° 45.31′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Louisville
Visitors at Louisville Wharf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2017
2. Visitors at Louisville Wharf Marker
Riverwalk just west of Clark Memorial Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Louisville KY 40202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Belle of Louisville (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Belle of Louisville (a few steps from this marker); Captain John F. Gilooly (a few steps from this marker); Mayor Andrew Broaddus (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Coast Guard World War II Operations in Louisville (within shouting distance of this marker); Life Saving Station 10 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / York (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Irene Dunne (1898-1990) (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
More about this marker. The bridge in the background shows that the marker has been turned around.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Louisville’s Steamboat Era Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2017
3. Louisville’s Steamboat Era Marker
Visitors at Louisville Wharf / Louisville’s Steamboat Era Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 18, 2017
4. Visitors at Louisville Wharf / Louisville’s Steamboat Era Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2015, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 31, 2015, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California.   2, 3, 4. submitted on June 12, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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