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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jefferson County, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Jefferson County, Kentucky and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Jefferson County, KY (358) Bullitt County, KY (21) Hardin County, KY (93) Oldham County, KY (28) Shelby County, KY (25) Spencer County, KY (8) Clark County, IN (51) Floyd County, IN (66) Harrison County, IN (52)  JeffersonCounty(358) Jefferson County (358)  BullittCounty(21) Bullitt County (21)  HardinCounty(93) Hardin County (93)  OldhamCounty(28) Oldham County (28)  ShelbyCounty(25) Shelby County (25)  SpencerCounty(8) Spencer County (8)  ClarkCountyIndiana(51) Clark County (51)  FloydCounty(66) Floyd County (66)  HarrisonCounty(52) Harrison County (52)
Louisville is the county seat for Jefferson County
Adjacent to Jefferson County, Kentucky
      Bullitt County (21)  
      Hardin County (93)  
      Oldham County (28)  
      Shelby County (25)  
      Spencer County (8)  
      Clark County, Indiana (51)  
      Floyd County, Indiana (66)  
      Harrison County, Indiana (52)  
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1 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Brooks — Samuels Property Added to the Jefferson Memorial Forest
The 294-acre Samuels property had been in the Samuels family since the late 1800's. It was purchased from the family of Walter and Helen Samuels by Louisville Metro government in December, 2005. Thank you to the Samuels family and to our . . . Map (db m204270) HM
2 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Fairdale — 2210 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Field Brothers
Joseph and Reuben Field were two of the most important members of the 1803-1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific Ocean. Born in Virginia, they were raised in the present Okolona, Fairdale, and Valley Station areas. Over. Reverse . . . Map (db m204268) HM
3 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Harrods Creek — 2500 — The Kentucky Soldiers’ Home
The Kentucky Soldiers’ Home Located at Harrod's Creek, this was the only institution in Kentucky founded for Union Civil War veterans. It was proposed by the J. T. Boyle Post No. 109 of the Grand Army of the Republic. Chartered in 1890, it opened . . . Map (db m104117) HM
4 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Hurstbourne — 1968 — Soldier's Retreat
Home of Colonel Richard C. Anderson 1750-1826, American Rev. patriot. Aide to Lafayette, wounded at siege of Trenton and Savannah, captured at Charleston, fought at Yorktown, where surrender of Lord Cornwallis to Washington in 1781 completed the . . . Map (db m161982) HM
5 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Hurstbourne Acres — 2272 — "Nunnlea"
Nunnlea was built by Peter Funk ca. 1855 for his daughter Harriet Funk Hise. The grounds include the original brick smokehouse & slave quarters. The side wing and front porch were later additions. Once visited by Pres. Herbert Hoover, it was . . . Map (db m161981) HM
6 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Indian Hills — 835 — Locust Grove1½ miles northwest
Home of Gen. George Rogers Clark from 1809 until his death, 1818. Built by William and Lucy Clark Croghan about 1790. Visited by Presidents Monroe, Jackson, Taylor. Clark and his 175 frontiersmen defeated British-Indians during Revolution: won . . . Map (db m161987) HM
7 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Jeffersontown — 2424 — Christ Lutheran Church
The first Lutherans in and around Brunerstown, now Jeffersontown, were early settlers from Va., Md., Pa., and N.C. Samuel Mau, licensed to preach in Kentucky in 1789, served German-speaking churches in Jeffersontown, Nelson County, and Danville . . . Map (db m161800) HM
8 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Jeffersontown — Confederate Soldiers Monument
Wilson P. Lilly. Rev. Sherwood Hatley. Confederate soldiers October 25, 1864. Robbed of the glory of death on the field of battle by Stephen C. Burbridge who ordered them shot without cause or trial Erected to the memory of the four . . . Map (db m166146) WM
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9 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Jeffersontown — 2432 — Conrad-Seaton House / Valentine Conrad Pottery
Conrad-Seaton House Constructed in 3 phases, the oldest part of this Federal style house was built by Valentine Conrad in 1803. Ca. 1805-10, a two-story addition with two chimneys was built. In 1844, John & Mary Hikes Seaton bought the . . . Map (db m161799) HM
10 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Jeffersontown — Joseph Hite Family Cemetery at Mansfield
This small family cemetery is all that remains of what was once Joseph Hite's 1000 acre estate. Joseph's son and intended heir, Stephen Hite (1700-1828), is buried here. Stephen's wife, Martha (1798-1830), and daughter, Sarah (1824-1827), are also . . . Map (db m223424) HM
11 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Jeffersontown — Leatherman House
This historic house is listed on the National Register U.S. Dept. of Interior Washington, D.C.Map (db m223410) HM
12 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Jeffersontown — 1028 — Restoration Project
. . . Map (db m161795) HM
13 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Jeffersontown — Saint Edward Church
St. Edward Church began on this site on May 15, 1878, as St. Agnes Mission when 30 Catholic families gathered for Mass in a small log cabin on Market Street (Taylorsville Rd). By 1881 they had raised $700 to purchase a small plot of land 132 feet . . . Map (db m161797) HM
14 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Jeffersontown — Stucky House
The United States Department of Interior has placed this property on the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m223423) HM
15 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Jeffersontown — The R.C. Tway House
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m203183) HM
16 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Jeffersontown — 1475 — Trainer and Jockey
Roscoe Goose, 1891-1971, rode the 1913 Derby Winner Donerail, which paid biggest odds in Derby history. Born near here, Goose became a trainer and aided many jockeys. Active in all aspects of racing. One of first 10 men named to Ky. Athletic Hall of . . . Map (db m161796) HM
17 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — A Hospital to Cure the Incurable
In 1873, the Commonwealth of Kentucky established the Fourth Kentucky Lunatic Asylum (now known as Central State Hospital) on what is currently E.P. "Tom” Sawyer State Park. The asylum was to take the incurable patients from across Kentucky and . . . Map (db m161781) HM
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18 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — Address by President Lincolnat the dedication of the Gattysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863. —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that . . . Map (db m214825) HM WM
19 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 2321 — Alonzo "Lonnie" Clayton / African American Jockey
Alonzo "Lonnie" Clayton Born in Kansas City, Mo. in 1876, he followed his brother into the riding profession. At age 12, he went to Chicago to become an exercise rider. With his first win in 1891, he came to Louisville to ride for Bashford . . . Map (db m162005) HM
20 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 681 — Artist of Confederacy
Nicola Marschall designed the Stars and Bars, official flag of Confederacy, and gray uniform of the Southern army, March 1861. Born, 1829, St. Wendel, Germany, he came to U.S. (Alabama) in 1849 to continue professionally in art. Noted portraits: . . . Map (db m161302) HM
21 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — Benjamin Bridges, Sr. — Long Run Cemetery —
Purchased the Lincoln 400 acre patent from Mordecai Lincoln, the 16th president's uncle, on January 12th, 1797 for $400. Bridges, a member of the church, permitted the Long-Run Baptist Church to use this acre-plus site. On July 4, 1954,(sic) . . . Map (db m203139) HM
22 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 1982 — Berrytown
This eastern Jefferson County community began with five acres purchased in 1874 by Alfred Berry, a freedman. Other Berrytown founders were Wm. Butler, Sallie Carter, and Kidd Williams, all of whom bought land from Samuel L. Nock, a wealthy . . . Map (db m161778) HM
23 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 2032 — Berrytown Cemetery
This cemetery became focal point for the Berrytown community, which began when Alfred Berry purchased five acres in 1874. Berrytown Cem. was purchased on June 23, 1890, by United Brothers of Friendship Lodge No. 83. As trustees, Lodge members . . . Map (db m161779) HM
24 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 1891 — Cedar Creek Baptist Church
First named Chenoweth Run, church formally organized June 16, 1792, about 12 mi. S. E. of Louisville. Log church built 1798 on land given by William Fleming to Moses Tyler, trustee. Moved to this community after changing name to Cedar Creek, 1846. . . . Map (db m174480) HM
25 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 2347 — Col. Richard Taylor (1744-1829)/George Rudy (1744-1806)
(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 . . . Map (db m133910) HM
26 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 2376 — Croghans of Locust Grove / Major William Croghan1752-1822
Born in Dublin he arrived in America c. 1768. Present at 1776 Delaware crossing and battles of Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown & Monmouth; wintered 1777-78 at Valley Forge: captured at Charleston 1780 with Lt. Col. Jon. Clark: witnessed . . . Map (db m127917) HM
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27 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 1923 — Early Jewish Congregations
The Temple was created in 1976 by uniting Reform congregations Adath Israel and Brith Sholom. Adath Israel was chartered by Kentucky in 1842; it was the oldest Jewish congregation in Ky., 7th Reform in U.S., a founder of Union of American Hebrew . . . Map (db m161986) HM
28 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — Ednum Gregg — Long Run Cemetery —
Born a slave, he was a member of the Long Run church. A bachelor, he remained in the employ of his former master during his life; when he died in 1923, Gregg was the last negro member of the congregation.Map (db m203143) HM
29 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 2141 — Farnsley-Moremen House
For most of the 19th century this house was center of prosperous Ohio River farm with an active riverboat landing. Built circa 1837 by Gabriel Farnsley (1800-1849). House and 200-acre farm site purchased, 1862, by Alanson Moremen (1803-90). . . . Map (db m161672) HM
30 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 2058 — Fern Creek High School
Built on land purchased from S. A. Stivers; school opened with 25 pupils, Sept. 17, 1923. Established as alternative to distant Louisville schools, Fern Creek was a two-year school at first but later adopted a four-year program. The first four year . . . Map (db m204265) HM
31 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — First Marine Division MemorialSemper Fidelis
Dedicated to those men of the First Marine Division, FMF who gave their lives in the service of their country World War II Korea Vietnam Southwest AsiaMap (db m214826) WM
32 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — Forest Public School1905-2010
The Forest School was originally built in 1905 as one room, located between Anchorage and Obannon Road. The school was later relocated to two lots on Berrytown Road. In 1912 an additional room was added and in 1928 another room was added giving the . . . Map (db m161777) HM
33 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 1310 — Fort Southworth
Here was westernmost fort of 11-fort system designed to protect Louisville from the Confederates during Civil War. Construction began August 1, 1864; almost complete by war's end. Funded by the city and the federal government, Fort Southworth, . . . Map (db m202273) HM
34 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 1753 — George Rogers Clark(1752-1818)
Side 1 After fall of Ruddle's and Martin's stations, Clark led expeditions against Indians in 1780 and 1782. In later years Clark was plagued by poor health and war debts incurred for his country. He died at Locust Grove, his sister's home. . . . Map (db m100711) HM WM
35 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 2086 — George Rogers Clark At Locust Grove / Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - Locust Grove
George Rogers Clark At Locust Grove George Rogers Clark moved to Locust Grove in 1809 following amputation of his right leg. He lived here with his sister Lucy and her husband William Croghan until Clark's death in 1818. Clark recognized by . . . Map (db m101463) HM
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36 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 2234 — Governor Thomas E. Bramlette1817-1875
Lawyer, legislator, soldier, and governor, he was born on Jan. 3, 1817, in present Clinton County. During Civil War he raised and was colonel of 3rd Ky. Union Inf. In 1862, Pres. Lincoln appointed him US Dist. Attorney for Ky. The next year he . . . Map (db m161301) HM
37 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — Handmade Stone — Long Run Cemetery —
This handmade stone of James Holston (1739 - 1835) records the date of the oldest man (age 95 years) with an existing stone in the Long Run Cemetery.Map (db m203145) HM
38 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — In Memory of Abraham Linkhorn (Lincoln)May 1738 – May 1786 — Long Run Cemetery —
Paternal grandfather of Abraham Lincoln the sixteenth President of the United States.Map (db m203146) HM
39 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 1435 — Isaac Hite's Home / Isaac Hite
Isaac Hite's Home This log house, which appears as Hite's house on John Filson's map printed in 1784, was on the plantation, Cave Spring, owned by Isaac Hite, an early surveyor. Hite (1753-1794) was born in Virginia. He came to Kentucky in . . . Map (db m161776) HM
40 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 1494 — James Guthrie (1792-1869)
This statesman and entrepreneur fostered Louisville's growth from small town in 1810 to nation's 10th largest city in 1850. Promoted building of Portland Canal and the first R.R. bridge over Ohio River. As president of the University . . . Map (db m161205) HM
41 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 2335 — Kosmosdale — Est. 1905
Company town of Kentucky’s only Portland cement manufacturer. Philadelphia industrialist Samuel Horner Jr. developed housing for white and black workers of his Kosmos Portland Cement Co. in rural Jefferson County. A rail station, post office, . . . Map (db m161670) HM
42 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 2308 — Lakeland Asylum
In 1873, the fourth Kentucky state mental hospital was established here. From a single brick building housing 370 patients, grew a campus of 15 buildings and 5000 patients, including a working farm & orchards. Buildings constructed in Tudor and . . . Map (db m161780) HM
43 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 2123 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Charles Floyd(ca. 1782-1804)
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky. Charles Floyd (ca. 1782-1804). Born at or near Floyd's Station in present St. Matthews. In August 1803 Floyd joined the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He was appointed a sergeant in Corps of Discovery . . . Map (db m161998) HM
44 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — Louisville Water Works
Louisville Water Works Corner Stone of Engine House Laid September 6, 1858 Water Supplied to the City October 16, 1860 A. Harris, President D.S. Benedict · J.S. Lithgow · B.J. Adams · William Inman Directors T.R. Scowden, Chief . . . Map (db m104118) HM
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45 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — Native American Indian LeveeN.A.I.L.
Archaeological excavation conducted during the construction of the levee in the 1970's revealed that this region was host to Native American peoples as long ago as 12,000 years. We pay tribute to the early inhabitants of this region of the country . . . Map (db m137016) HM
46 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — Newland Log House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m203157) HM
47 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — Patriots Peace Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of those United States Military personnel who have given their lives in the line of duty, under conditions other than those of declared hostile action. 2nd Plaque Patriots Peace Memorial dedicated November . . . Map (db m227936) WM
48 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 548 — Perryville Prelude
Two largest skirmishes of Civil War in Jefferson County occurred here Sept. 27 and 30, 1862. CSA forces, already in control of the State Capital, were threatening Louisville. In first clash the Confederates were driven back to Floyds Fork. Three . . . Map (db m26316) HM
49 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 2196 — Rosa Phillips Stonestreet1859-1936
Born in Jefferson Co., Stonestreet was the first woman to be elected superintendent of Jefferson Co. schools. An 1877 graduate of Nazareth Academy, she became a teacher in 1889. In 1897 she was elected superintendent by 845 votes, defeating two men. . . . Map (db m161669) HM
50 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 2129 — St. Andrew's Catholic Church / Early Catholic Church
St. Andrew's Catholic Church On this site in 1848-51, one of the first rural Catholic churches in Jefferson County was built on Cardinal Hill by German and French immigrants. It was on 1.3 acres donated to the Archdiocese of Louisville by . . . Map (db m161574) HM
51 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 984 — Sturgus Station
Named for Peter A'Sturgus, early Kentucky pioneer, who settled on 2,000-acre tract of land surveyed, 1774, and granted to Col. William Christian by patent dated June 2, 1780. One of the five important pioneer stations on Middle Fork of Beargrass . . . Map (db m203184) HM
52 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — This monument to the memory of James Guthrie
is erected as a testimonial of affection for their beloved father by his daughters Mary, Augusta and Sarah. Born December 5, 1792; died March 13, 1869. He was president of the convention which in 1850 formed the new . . . Map (db m164846) HM
53 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 1907 — Tyler Settlement
By 1785, Edward Tyler patented some 1,000 acres on Chenoweth Run. Sons Moses, William, Edward III, and nephew Robert Tyler established farms on this land, each productive and self sufficient by the 1790s, forming a rural community. The three . . . Map (db m161794) HM
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54 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — U.S.S. Canberra CA-70
This memorial is in commemoration of those who gave their lives for their country when the U.S.S. Canberra was torpedoed while operating in battle against Japanese aircraft off the coast of Formosa on October 13, 1944.Map (db m214822) WM
55 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — Von Allmen Dairy Farm House
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m223407) HM
56 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — Warfield Young1815-1865 — Long Run Cemetery —
Great-uncle of Harry S. Truman, 33rd president of the United States of America. Member of Long Run Baptist Church.Map (db m203136) HM
57 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 2505 — Water Filtration Experiments
Water Filtration Experiments On this site, 1895-1897, George Warren Fuller, now known as "the father of sanitary engineering,” conducted the first scientific testing of water filtration. For a year, four companies tested filter devices to . . . Map (db m104119) HM
58 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 1689 — Water Works Pumping StationWater Tower
~Front~ Louisville Water Co. incorporated in 1854. Its first pumping station, in Classical Revival style, blends beauty and utility. The classic structures were designed and built by Theodore R. Scowden and his assistant, Charles Hermany. . . . Map (db m71979) HM
59 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 2551 — Wisertown / St. Andrew's Church Road
Wisertown Area once known as Wisertown. Descendants and extended family of John (1793-1877) and Luzanna Wiser(1804-1873) lived here, including Gagels, Arnolds, and Webers. John came here 1817, married Luzanna 1821, bought farm 1838. They . . . Map (db m161573) HM
60 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — World War II 75th Division Memorial
In Memoriam We dedicate this memorial to these honored dead who gave that last full measure of devotion in the service of their beloved country Killed in Action Pfc Ernest L. Alexander (WI) • Ssg George M. Armstrong (OH) • Ssg Arthur . . . Map (db m214824) WM
61 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — You Stand on Historic Ground
This spot was frequented by the ancestors of two presidents of the United States of America, namely Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) and Harry S. Truman (1884-19 ). The old church ruins occupy a site selected by Captain Abraham Lincoln . . . Map (db m203147) HM
62 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 111 — Zachary Taylor HomeZachary Taylor (1784 - 1850)
Soldier and 12th President of the United States, lived here between 1785 - 1808, and was buried here Nov. 1, 1850Map (db m100860) HM
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63 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 1849 — Zachary Taylor Home
Col. Richard Taylor of Va., veteran of French and Indian War and the Revolution, built original part of "Springfield" ca. 1790. Boyhood home of son "Old Rough and Ready" Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), veteran of 1812 and Black Hawk wars. Mex. War hero . . . Map (db m100859) HM
64 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville — 1412 — Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Gen. Zachary Taylor (1784 – 1850), distinguished lifelong soldier and twelfth President of the United States, buried here in family cemetery. Commissioned Lt. in 1808. Served in War of 1812; Black Hawk War, 1832; Seminole War, 1836 – 43. . . . Map (db m21405) HM
65 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Auburndale — 2506 — Fenley Family / Fenley Family Cemetery
Fenley Family By 1841, John H. Fenley owned an 1,100 acre farm south of Louisville. His son Isaac inherited the property and, by 1858, it was known as Hickory Grove. Isaac was a botanist, who had several orchards. The Fenley apple originated . . . Map (db m161572) HM
66 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Audubon — 1996 — City of Audubon Park / A Natural Garden Spot
City of Audubon Park The city was built on land granted to Col. William Preston in 1773 for service in French and Indian War. Its residential development (1912-45) proceeded from Audubon Country Club's incorporation, 1908. Credit is given to . . . Map (db m161326) HM
67 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Audubon — 2087 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky — Mulberry Hill / Mulberry Hill
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky — Mulberry Hill Home of William Clark from 1785 to 1803, who was a leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition to the west 1803-6. Also home to York, his slave who went with the Corps of Discovery on the . . . Map (db m161324) HM
68 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Bashford Manor — 2040 — Bashford Manor
Designed for J. B. Wilder by Henry Whitestone, the residence was built in 1874. Wilder named Bashford Manor after an ancestral home in Maryland. In 1887 George J. Long purchased the farm and turned it into a nationally known racing stable. It was . . . Map (db m162006) HM
69 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Beechmont — 2336 — Douglas Park Racetrack
Developed and owned by Col. Jim Douglas, it opened in 1895 as a trotting track. Directly competed with Churchill Downs after 1906, when it changed to a Thoroughbred racing venue. Track drew national praise, from 1912-18, as home of the renowned . . . Map (db m161566) HM
70 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Belknap — 2085 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Trough Spring / Trough Spring
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Trough Spring While on the Corps of Discovery's expedition to the Pacific Ocean, coleader William Clark wrote six letters to his brother Jonathan at Trough Spring. In 1805 he sent over 30 expedition artifacts here . . . Map (db m162011) HM
71 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Bon Air — 2435 — Bray Place / Scoggan-Jones Horse Farm
Bray Place Major Samuel Bray surveyed here in 1779 & returned with his family in 1796. He built original two-story house ca. 1800. Bray served in the Ky. legislature in 1820. In 1851, former slaves Henry & Eliza Tevis bought 40 acres from . . . Map (db m162007) HM
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72 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Bonnycastle — The Commodore
has been placed on the National Registry of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior 1929Map (db m203202) HM
73 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Bowman — 2252 — Aero Club of Louisville
Much of the early aviation history in Louisville is the result of the Aero Club of Louisville. Founding fathers included pilots returning from WWI & businessmen who saw the potential of aviation beyond military applications. A. H. Bowman, Sidney . . . Map (db m142853) HM
74 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Bowman — 1676 — Bowman Field
Kentucky's oldest civil airport was first used in 1919. Army Air Corps Reserve unit established three years later. Double hangars (west) housed 325th Observation Squadron. Terminal building, erected in 1929, was used by airlines through 1947. . . . Map (db m162001) HM
75 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Bowman — 1901 — Bowman Field - East
The east side of Bowman Field airport was expanded in 1940 to become the Bowman Field Air Base. It was a training facility with 124 buildings used by the U.S. Army Air Force throughout World War II. One hangar survives. Bowman Field was first used . . . Map (db m161999) HM
76 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Bowman — 2221 — Rebecca Rosenthal Judah 1866-1932 / National Council of Jewish Women
Rebecca Rosenthal Judah 1866-1932 Rebecca Rosenthal Judah organized the National Council of Jewish Women, Louisville Section, and served as their president from 1896 to 1910. She worked to win women's right to vote and was also vice . . . Map (db m162000) HM
77 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Brownsboro Zorn — 1744 — Beechland
On June 17, 1835, the daughter of Zachary Taylor, Sarah Knox, married Jefferson Davis in the house that originally stood on this site. The home was owned by Zachary Taylor's sister. Soon after their marriage, while visiting Davis' relatives in . . . Map (db m161990) HM
78 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Butchertown — 2358 — Col. Frederick Geiger / Early Butchertown(1753-1832)
Col. Frederick Geiger In 1796, Revolutionary War veteran Frederick Geiger came to Jefferson Co. from Md. Settled in Butchertown in 1807. He raised a company of Ky. Mounted Riflemen for Gen. W. H. Harrison's 1811 Indian Campaign. Wounded at . . . Map (db m161156) HM
79 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Butchertown — 2291 — Jug Band Pioneer
Earl McDonald (1885-1949) helped establish Louisville as the home of jug band music. An accomplished jug blower, vocalist, composer, leader, & recording artist. Bands in Australia, Europe, and Japan continue to admire, perform, and emulate his 42 . . . Map (db m161166) HM
80 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Butchertown — Lincoln Memorial[Louisville, Kentucky]
( first panel ) Abraham Lincoln, his hand and pen He will be good but God knows when. Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1826-26 Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809, near Hodgenville, Kentucky. The Commonwealth of Kentucky dedicates this . . . Map (db m139475) HM
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81 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Butchertown — Lincoln’s Ties To Kentucky — The Lincoln Heritage Trail —
1809   Abraham Lincoln born at Sinking Spring farm, in present-day Larue County, Kentucky. 1816   Lincoln family moved from Kentucky. 1841   Abraham Lincoln visited his friend Joshua Speed at Farmington, the Speed family plantation, in . . . Map (db m104172) HM
82 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Butchertown — 2485 — St. Joseph Catholic Church
Parish established in 1866 by Bishop Martin J. Spalding to serve the German and Irish Catholics in Butchertown. Reverend Leopold Walterspiel appointed to organize congregation under the patronage of St. Joseph. The present church was dedicated in . . . Map (db m161179) HM
83 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Butchertown — The Heigold Facade
The Heigold Facade Christian Heigold, a German immigrant and stonecutter, came to Louisville sometime prior to 1850, and in 1857 he built his home at 264 Marion Street in an area known as the Point. This was a period of unrest and attacks on . . . Map (db m104120) HM
84 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Butchertown — 1713 — Thomas EdisonButchertown House
Edison (1847-1931) rented a room in this house. As a young man he conducted experiments, often all night, then walked to his job as a telegraph operator at 58 West Main Street. Experimenting at work, he spilled acid and was fired. He left Louisville . . . Map (db m104469) HM
85 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, California — 1350 — Louisville and Nashville Railroad / L&N Expansion
Louisville and Nashville Railroad Chartered by the Kentucky General Assembly March 5, 1850. First track was laid near here in July 1855. First train ran in August. 1855. First passenger station dedicated at 9th and Broadway in 1858. From it . . . Map (db m161252) HM
86 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Camp Taylor — 2126 — Camp Zachary Taylor
Near this site at Taylor Ave. and Poplar Level Rd. was headquarters of Camp Zachary Taylor. The WWI training camp named for President Zachary Taylor became one of 16 national army camps in the U.S. Begun in June 1917 and built in 90 days on 2,730 . . . Map (db m161325) HM
87 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Cherokee Triangle — 2364 — Highland Mothers Club / Mary Katherine Lee (Mrs. Robert A.) 1862-1947
Highland Mothers Club Founded by Mary K. Lee and the mothers of her Highlands students. They began meeting in their homes, & later at Douglas Blvd. Christian Church, before first local PTAs were organized. They studied and educated each . . . Map (db m161753) HM
88 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Cherokee Triangle — 1589 — Louisville Legion
The founding of this Legion dates to 1837, when a company was formed as the "Louisville Guards." The next year three more companies were organized. They were the "Washington Guards," "Kentucky Riflemen," and "Louisville Grays." These military . . . Map (db m161755) HM
89 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Cherokee Triangle — 2279 — Sister Emily Cooper
She served as the first Episcopal Deaconess in charge of the Home of the Innocents from 1880 until her retirement in 1904. She oversaw the baptisms of 284 infants and developed & administered the first kindergarten at the Home in 1888. She retired . . . Map (db m161419) HM
90 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Cherokee-Seneca — 2133 — Enid Yandell (1869-1934) / Renowned Woman Sculptor
Enid Yandell (1869-1934) Challenged the role of women in the art world as a renowned sculptor. Born 1869 in Louisville and graduated Cinn. Art Acad. in 1899. Gained prominence sculpting caryatids for Woman's Building at 1893 World's Columbian . . . Map (db m101765) HM
91 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Chickasaw — 2074 — "Little Africa"
Located west of 32nd and south of Garland Ave., "Little Africa" was original African American section of Parkland. Settled in 1870s, African Americans first called it "Needmore." "Little Africa" evolved from a shantytown into a thriving community by . . . Map (db m161683) HM
92 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Chickasaw — 2602 — Carl Braden Memorial Center / Home to Campaigns for Racial Justice
Carl Braden Memorial Center Carl and Anne Braden were committed to bringing together people of color and white people to work for social and racial justice. National figures such as Dick Gregory, Angela Davis, Jesse Jackson, and Pete Seeger . . . Map (db m161250) HM
93 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Chickasaw — 2254 — Home of Anne & Carl Braden / Civil Rights Landmark
Home of Anne & Carl Braden 4403 Virginia was longtime home of Anne and Carl Braden, early white allies of the southern civil rights movement. Segregationists marched here in 1954 after the couple helped an African American family desegregate . . . Map (db m161685) HM
94 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Chickasaw — 2339 — Muhammad Ali's Home Site / "Education Brings Self-Respect" — Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali's Home Site Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. was born on January 17, 1942 at Louisville General Hospital. He grew up and lived here at 3302 Grand Ave. with his parents, Odessa & Cassius Clay, Sr., and brother, Rudolph. Ali attended . . . Map (db m161678) HM
95 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Chickasaw — 2585 — Samuel M. Plato, 1882-1957
Samuel M. Plato developed quality single-family housing for Blacks in West Louisville from 1945-1950. His firm, Plato Construction Company, built 88 homes in the Westover Neighborhood. Plato Terrace was named in his honor. Plato designed and built . . . Map (db m161702) HM
96 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Chickasaw — 2593 — Virginia Avenue Colored School
The Virginia Avenue Colored School opened in 1923. It was constructed via a million-dollar bond the Louisville Board of Education used to acquire sites and build new structures. Samuel Plato, one of the country’s first African American architects, . . . Map (db m161680) HM
97 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Clifton — Kentucky School for the Blind
Founded on May 9, 1842, the Kentucky School for the Blind became the sixth school for the blind in the United States. The Kentucky Legislature approved the founding of the school by charter on February 5, 1842. Two of the most important . . . Map (db m104467) HM
98 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Clifton — 1336 — Since 1842 / Since 1858 — The Kentucky School for the Blind —
Since 1842 The Kentucky School for the Blind, third such state supported school in US. Dr. Samuel G. Howe of Boston, pioneer educator of blind, invited to Kentucky to give public demonstration with his own pupils. Displayed before Ky. Legislature . . . Map (db m104425) HM
99 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Clifton — 2385 — St. Frances of Rome Church / Catholic & Clifton History
St. Frances of Rome Church In 1886, Bishop McCloskey purchased Steller’s Woods at Cavewood Ave. (now Clifton) & Payne St. for a new parish. Named for Francesca Romana (1384-1440, canonized 1608, feast day Mar. 9), who inspired women to pray, . . . Map (db m161991) HM
100 Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville, Clifton — 2418 — St. Frances of Rome School / Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
St. Frances of Rome School Opened Oct. 17, 1887. School first held in church, then wood-framed school, built 1889. Present bldg. designed by Thomas Nolan, Sr. in Spanish Baroque style, dedicated in 1930. By 1889, 203 students were enrolled. . . . Map (db m161992) HM

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