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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Louisville, Kentucky

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Louisville is the county seat for Jefferson County
Louisville is in Jefferson County
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      Bullitt County (19)  
      Hardin County (72)  
      Oldham County (20)  
      Shelby County (20)  
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      Clark County, Indiana (26)  
      Floyd County, Indiana (36)  
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1Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 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
2Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1974 — "Neighborhood House" / Settlement Houses
"Neighborhood House" Begun in 1896 as first settlement house in Kentucky. The founders wanted to improve the lives of immigrants and urban residents by offering English and citizenship classes, job skills, public baths, kindergarten, and a . . . Map (db m161748) HM
3Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2205 — “Bloody Monday” / American (Know-Nothing) Party
"Bloody Monday" Election day, Aug. 6, 1855, known as Bloody Monday due to riots led by "Know-Nothing" mobs. This political party was anti-Catholic and nativist. Attacks on German immigrants east of downtown and Irish in the west caused at least . . . Map (db m25914) HM
4Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 125 South Sixth Street
Built during the 1830’s, this and the adjoining building at 127 are all that remain of a cluster of five warehouses that stood on this site, two of which occupied the tract between the north wall and the alley. Such warehouses, located near the . . . Map (db m178319) HM
5Kentucky (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
6Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. . . . Map (db m161214) HM
7Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 101 — Abraham Lincoln
Two miles northeast of here Abraham Lincoln, grandfather of the president, was massacred by Indians in May 1786. Long Run Baptist Church, standing on the Lincoln land grant, marks the traditional site of the pioneer's grave. The original . . . Map (db m161772) HM
8Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Abraham Lincoln & Farmington — 1841
In early fall of 1841, thirty-two-year-old Abraham Lincoln, then a lawyer in Springfield, Illinois, visited his friend Joshua Speed at Farmington. Lincoln stayed here for a three-week period. At the time, both he and Speed were second-guessing their . . . Map (db m162004) HM
9Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 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
10Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Al J. Schneider
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11Kentucky (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
12Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Anne M. Braden(1924-2006)
Journalist and nationally known civil rights activist, Anne Braden was a key leader in the struggle for racial justice from the 1950s until her death. Although she and her husband, Carl, were once considered the most hated couple in Louisville, she . . . Map (db m114970) HM
13Kentucky (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
14Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1786 — Augustus E. Willson (1846-1931)
As governor, 1907- 1911, Willson acted to quell civil unrest caused by Night Riders in tobacco growing areas of western Ky. A native of Maysville, Willson began career in Louisville. He became the protégé and law partner of U.S. Supreme Court . . . Map (db m164862) HM
15Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 88 — Bank of Louisville
Designed and built by Gideon Shryock, father of Greek Revival architecture in Kentucky. Bank was chartered by General Assembly in 1832 and building completed in 1837.Map (db m161202) HM
16Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 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
17Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 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
18Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 541 — Belknap Campus
Originally this was site of the old Industrial School of Reform and House of Refuge, established 1860. During Civil War, institution used by Union troops as barracks and parade grounds. The property, with several original buildings, taken over by . . . Map (db m161354) HM
19Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Belle of Louisville
The Belle of Louisville, built in Pittsburgh in 1914, is the oldest continuously operating steamboat in the U.S. Warfboat LSS#10 is the only remaining inland Coast Guard Station in the U.S. Both were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1989.Map (db m104255) HM
20Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Belle of Louisville
Belle of Louisville The Belle of Louisville was built (by the James Rees & Sons Company) in Pittsburgh in 1914 and commissioned the Idlewild. She first operated as a ferry at Memphis carrying passengers, freight, farm produce and . . . Map (db m104307) HM
21Kentucky (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
22Kentucky (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
23Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2578 — Birth of Optimist International / Growth of Optimist International
Birth of Optimist International. In June 1919, Optimists from 11 cities met at the Tyler Hotel to organize Optimist International. The delegates at the convention elected William Henry Harrison of Louisville to serve as the first . . . Map (db m161225) HM
24Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1664 — Birth of Truth In Advertising
The Associated Advertising Clubs of America met at Galt House, on this site, for their fifth annual convention, 1909. Led by Samuel C. Dobbs, the convention took united action to challenge false advertising. This stand began concept of the Better . . . Map (db m178311) HM
25Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 4 — Blue Boar CafeteriaSit-In Demonstration Site
Sit-In Demonstration Site Blue Boar Cafeteria 644 South Fourth Street 410 West Muhammad Ali Blvd. (formerly Walnut Street) One of two Blue Boar Cafeterias was located at this site. Blue Boar was part of a regional chain that primarily . . . Map (db m178312) HM
26Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Bourbon District
Bourbon - America's native spirit - was born in Kentucky, created by mixing early settlers' distillation skills with the state's natural geology and geography. Corn - the essential crop for bourbon - grows abundant here, as do the white . . . Map (db m178296) HM
27Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 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
28Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 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
29Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 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
30Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2373 — Brennan House
Built in the Italianate style by tobacco merchant Francis S. J. Ronald in 1868, it was named for the Thomas Brennan family, who lived here from 1884-1969. A native of Ireland and an inventor, he and his wife, Anna, raised 8 children here. In 1912 . . . Map (db m161286) HM
31Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Bridgeford, Ricketts & CompanyHistoric Site — Bourbon District - 500 Block —
James Bridgeford was born near Louisville in 1807. At 13, he left school and worked as an apprentice in his brother-in-law's metal working shop. By age 22, he had become a skilled metal worker and businessman with a savings of nearly $1,000. . . . Map (db m178297) HM
32Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2337 — Cabbage Patch Settlement
Serving children and families of the Cabbage Patch, as the neighborhood was known at the time. Founded 1910 as Christian-based charity by Louise Marshall, great-great-granddaughter of Chief Justice John Marshall. Director until her death in 1981. . . . Map (db m161562) HM
33Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1845 — Calvary Baptist Church
Black members of Walnut Street Baptist Church formed own congregation by 1829, and began worshipping on Market St. They acquired lot on Fifth & York, 1833; held services there until 1957. The church played an especially prominent role under the . . . Map (db m161677) HM
34Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1695 — Calvary Episcopal Church
Calvary's congregation was derived from Sehon Methodist Chapel; it was admitted as an Episcopal parish at Diocesan Convention of 1861. The church was incorporated by Kentucky General Assembly in 1869. Outstanding rectors have included W. H. . . . Map (db m161372) HM
35Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 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
36Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2355 — Campaign to End Racial Segregation in Louisville
The full-scale assault on racial segregation in Louisville began in Feb. 1961, when local high school students staged non-violent demonstrations. Under leadership of the NAACP & CORE, they demanded passage of laws to end public racial . . . Map (db m178317) HM
37Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Captain John F. GiloolyAn Official Kentucky Bicentennial Celebration Project
Louisville’s most famous life saver at the Falls of the Ohio, Captain John F. (Jack) Gilooly (1855 - 1926), assisted in or effected the saving of 6,312 persons, property valued at $5,500,00, and recovery of 400 bodies of drowning victims. Perhaps . . . Map (db m104256) HM
38Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 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
39Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1639 — Cathedral of the Assumption
Cathedral of the Assumption Parish first gathered in 1805; founded by Father Stephen Badin, the first Roman Catholic priest ordained in U.S. Congregation moved to this site, 1830. In mid-1830s Catherine Spalding founded orphanage and academy here. . . . Map (db m104485) HM
40Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2478 — Catherine Spalding / St. Vincent Orphanage and Infirmary
Catherine Spalding Co-founder of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Ky., she wrote that the orphanage was “the only place on earth to which my heart clings.” Catherine loved and nurtured hundreds of children and it was said that . . . Map (db m104471) HM
41Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Cave Hill National Cemetery
Civil War Louisville When the Civil War began, Louisville was the largest city in Kentucky and the twelfth largest in the nation. Because its commercial and industrial economy was not dependent on slave labor, less than 10 percent of the . . . Map (db m161213) HM
42Kentucky (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
43Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1677 — Center Street C.M.E. Church / Brown Memorial C.M.E. Church
Center Street C.M.E. Church Center Street C.M.E. was outgrowth of M.E. Church South. Became first of denomination in Louisville during early 1870s and hosted 3rd General C.M.E. Conference in 1874. Under leadership of Dr. L. H. Brown, church . . . Map (db m161256) HM
44Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1964 — Charles W. Anderson, Jr.1907-1960
First African American elected to southern state legislature in 20th century; six consecutive terms in Gen. Assembly, beginning in 1935. A Republican from Louisville, he sponsored repeal of Ky.'s public hanging law; funds for African Americans to . . . Map (db m161228) HM
45Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2166 — Chateauesque Architecture / Gilded Age Mansions
Chateauesque Architecture. Alongside the impressive examples of Romanesque, Victorian Gothic, Italianate, Queen Anne, Beaux Arts and Eclectic styles found in Old Louisville is Chateauesque, a rare French-inspired design exemplified by . . . Map (db m104872) HM
46Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2255 — Churchill Downs
Churchill Downs Home of the Kentucky Derby, the oldest continuously held sporting event in America, for 3-year-old thoroughbreds. Aristides, owned by H.P. McGrath & ridden by black jockey Oliver Lewis, Warren the 1st Derby in 1875. Meriwether Lewis . . . Map (db m104873) HM
47Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1697 — City and County Named / Jefferson County Courthouse
City and County Named. Louisville, at the Falls of the Ohio, was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark. Site first served as a military outpost; the city which developed was named for Louis XVI. Kentucky Co., Virginia, was divided in 1780 . . . Map (db m104581) HM
48Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 5 — Civil Rights Movement Overview - Fourth Street Sit-In Demonstration Sites
In Spring 1960, sit-in demonstrations spread throughout the South, as young African Americans demanded an end to second-class treatment in restaurants, department stores, and movie theaters. In Louisville, the sit-in campaign for an ordinance . . . Map (db m178315) HM
49Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2372 — Clarke & Loomis Architects / Levy Brothers Building
Clarke & Loomis Architects Charles Julian Clarke (1836-1908) of Frankfort, Ky. & Arthur Loomis (1858-1935) of Jeffersonville, In. collaborated from 1876 on many Louisville landmarks: Carter Dry Goods, Conrad-Caldwell House, Old Medical . . . Map (db m161203) HM
50Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 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
51Kentucky (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
52Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2592 — Columbia Gym
In 1941, the Louisville Service Club opened in the former Knights of Columbus and Columbia Auditorium building. The club provided weekend housing and entertainment for service men in the city in the lead up to US entry into World War II. The . . . Map (db m161371) HM
53Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2426 — Conrad-Caldwell House
Conrad-Caldwell House Theophilus Conrad, tannery owner, built this home 1893-95. Designed by Clarke & Loomis architects in Richardsonian Romanesque style. After Conrad’s death in 1905, the house was sold to William Caldwell, maker of wooden and . . . Map (db m104875) HM
54Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Coon Hollow Distillery OfficesHistoric Site — Bourbon District - 256 West —
Distillery owner Richard Cummins built a second facility next to Coon Hollow called Big Springs. By the 1890s, the two distilleries had six bonded warehouses containing some 25,000 barrels of whiskey. In addition to their own brands, the . . . Map (db m178301) HM
55Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse
Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse Louisville Water Company opened the Crescent Hill Reservoir in December 1879. Crews removed tons of dirt and rock to create a 110-million gallon basin that allowed sediment to settle from the Ohio River water. . . . Map (db m104423) HM
56Kentucky (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
57Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — D.X. Murphy & Bro., Architects — Bourbon District Historic Site 429 west —
Louisville architect Dennis Xavier Murphy inherited a thriving architectural firm from Henry Whitestone and solidified it as a preeminent de firm in the growing city. The firm was well-known for its design of the Galt House Hotel; the grandstand . . . Map (db m104372) HM
58Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 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
59Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Dr. Charles Henry Parrish, Jr.(1899-1989)
Scholar and educator, Dr. Parrish joined the faculty of Simmons University in 1921 and moved to Louisville Municipal College, the black branch of the University of Louisville, in 1931. In 1951, when the University of Louisville desegregated and . . . Map (db m114910) HM
60Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Dr. Eleanor Young Love(1922-2006)
Scholar and educator, Dr. Love became the first black librarian at the University of Kentucky in 1955 and, a decade later, became the first director of Project Upward Bound and an assistant dean at the University of Louisville. A faculty member in . . . Map (db m114913) HM
61Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Dr. J. Blaine Hudson, Jr.(September 8, 1949-January 5, 2013)
Author and historian, Dr. Hudson served as Chair of the Department of Pan-African Studies and in 2005 became permanent Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Hudson was a scholar in global African ancestry, inter-cultural education, . . . Map (db m114934) HM
62Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1663 — Dr. James Bond (1863-1929) / Early Leader and Educator
Dr. James Bond (1863-1929) Born in Woodford County during slavery, James Bond was raised in Knox Co. He led a young steer to Berea College for his tuition. In 1896, became a trustee of Berea. After Day Law passed, he joined college's staff . . . Map (db m161254) HM
63Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Dr. Joseph H. McMillan, Sr(1929-2010)
Scholar, educator and activist, Dr. McMillan graduated from the University of Louisville in 1950. After a successful career as a public school educator in Michigan, Dr. McMillan returned to the University in 1976 as an assistant provost, professor . . . Map (db m115018) HM
64Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Dr. Rufus E. Clement(1900-1967)
Scholar and educator, Dr. Clement served as the first dean of Louisville Municipal College, the segregated branch of the University of Louisville, from 1931 to 1937. Under his leadership, Municipal attracted an extremely strong faculty and soon . . . Map (db m115014) HM
65Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1766 — Early Blacksmith Shop
This historic property has served as a blacksmith shop, wagon making shop and general store. Begun by John and Barbara Bauer in 1870, their businesses flourished here, on a main turnpike to Louisville, and finally in 1918 evolved into the Bauer . . . Map (db m161988) HM
66Kentucky (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
67Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 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
68Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Evan WilliamsKentucky’s 1st Distiller
Arrived in Ky. as early as 1781. Williams was picked in 1797 to serve on Louisville’s first elected Board of Trustees and was appointed Harbor Master for Port of Louisville same year. He was also major contractor in this area and built Jefferson . . . Map (db m104367) HM
69Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2445 — Evan Williams1755-1810
A native of Wales, Williams came to Kentucky around 1780. In 1783, he built his distillery on the banks of the Ohio River, distilling whiskey from corn on the east side of what is now 5th Street. It is said to have been the first commercial . . . Map (db m104373) HM
70Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Evan Williams Bourbon ExperienceDestination Site — Bourbon District - 528 West —
The Shapira family, who founded Heaven Hill Distilleries in 1935, purchased the 528 Main Street building in 1954. The address had been home to one of Louisville's finest liquor wholesalers and distributors, the Phil. Hollenbach Company, during . . . Map (db m178305) HM
71Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2588 — Falls City Jeans & Woolen Mills / Kentucky Jeans
Falls City Jeans & Woolen Mills Incorporated in 1882, the Falls City Jeans & Woolen Mill Company produced the most Kentucky Jeans in Louisville. The company created 2.5 million yards of jeans a year. Later, Enro Shirt Company & Ohio Valley . . . Map (db m161290) HM
72Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2231 — Farmington
Historic residence completed 1816 for John and Lucy (Fry) Speed. The Jefferson-inspired plan by Paul Skidmore includes octagonal rooms, rare in 19th c. Kentucky. As many as 64 African Americans enslaved at Farmington worked the 550-acre hemp . . . Map (db m162002) HM
73Kentucky (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
74Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2092 — Father Herman Felhoelter / Sacrifice in Korea
Father Herman Felhoelter Herman Gilbert Felhoelter was born in Louisville, July 17, 1913. Ordained a catholic priest by Order of Franciscans, 1939. Commissioned a captain in Chaplain Corps of U.S. Army, 1944. Awarded Bronze Star for service . . . Map (db m161260) HM WM
75Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 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
76Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2317 — Filtration Plant / Reservoir and Gatehouse
Filtration Plant In the late 1800s, Louisville Water Company pioneered research in the filtration of drinking water. The Crescent Hill Filtration Plant opened in July 1909 as a result of the work of Chief Engineer Charles Hermany & George Warren . . . Map (db m104418) HM
77Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2499 — First Louisville Slugger Bat
Site of J.F. Hillerich carpentry shop, 1875-1901. In 1894, J.F.’s son, J.A. “Bud” Hillerich, attended a Louisville Eclipse major league baseball game. After star player Pete Browning broke his bat, Hillerich offered to make a new one. Browning . . . Map (db m103523) HM
78Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2529 — First Lutheran Church
Founded as the First English Lutheran Church in Louisville in June 1872. The present Gothic-style facade and sanctuary, designed by Louisville architect Mason Maury, was dedicated in May 1905 in the midst of a thriving residential neighborhood. . . . Map (db m161268) HM
79Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2173 — First Unitarian Church
Founded in 1830, First Unitarian Church has been active in civil-rights movements as well as community-wide initiatives. Several fires have damaged the church. Including one in 1985 which left only the stone walls. Each time it has been rebuilt . . . Map (db m104729) HM
80Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2094 — Forest Home Cemetery
Forest Home Cemetery evolved from an old slave burial ground and is final resting place of Eliza Curtis Hundley Tevis (ca. 1802-84) and other early settlers of Petersburg community. Tevis was born a slave but gained freedom in 1833. She and her . . . Map (db m162013) HM
81Kentucky (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
82Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — Fort Nelson Park
( left plaque ) Fort Nelson was the third pioneer settlement in Louisville and dates from 1782. The first was Corn Island (1778) and the second was Fort-On-Shore (1779) sited near 12th and Rowan Streets. Fort Nelson was named after the . . . Map (db m104416) HM
83Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1810 — 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 m161687) HM
84Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2338 — Fort-on-Shore
This site marks the location of Fort-on-Shore, which was the the first building erected on the mainland when General George Rogers Clark and the settlers of Corn Island came ashore. The stockade and fort, built 1778-79 on orders from General Clark, . . . Map (db m161710) HM
85Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2007 — Founding of Jefferson Seminary
April 3, 1798, is the university's symbolic founding date. On this date, eight Louisvillians pledged financial support for a new school. The 1798 benefactors were: William Croghan, Alexander S. Bullitt, James Meriwether, John Thruston, Henry . . . Map (db m161352) HM
86Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — General George Rogers Clark
General George Rogers Clark by Felix W. de Weldon A Gift to the People of Louisville by the Hillman-Hopkins Family ( inscribed in the stones on the terrace ) In the spring of 1778, Lt. Col. George Rogers Clark led a small flotilla . . . Map (db m104250) HM
87Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — General George Rogers ClarkFounder of Louisville
From its earliest beginnings, Louisville's wharf area has played an important role in the development of the city and the nation. In 1778, George Rogers Clark chose Corn Island as his base of operations for a successful campaign against British . . . Map (db m178388) HM
88Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — George Denison Prentice
George Denison Prentice (1802-1870) was a controversial figure in Louisville history. Born in Connecticut, educated at Brown University, Prentice taught school, and studied both law and medicine before embarking on a career in journalism. Henry . . . Map (db m178908) HM
89Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — George Rogers Clark1752 - 1818
Soldier, Patriot. Founder Of Louisville. Founder Of Kentucky. Conqueror of our first great west from the Alleghany Mountains to the Mississippi River. A son of Virginia. A gallant gentleman and a great American.Map (db m104489) HM
90Kentucky (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
91Kentucky (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
92Kentucky (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
93Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1778 — Grave of Steamboat Captain
Mary M. Miller of Louisville, a pioneer among women, was issued license as master of a steamboat on inland waters, Feb. 16, 1884, in New Orleans. License authorized her to navigate waters of Ouachita, Mississippi, Red, and other western rivers. She . . . Map (db m68597) HM
94Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1693 — Green Street Baptist Church
This church was constituted on Green Street, Sept. 29, 1844, with Brother George Wells as pastor. A noted trustee and treasurer was Ben Duke, who lived to age 110. Present church built 1930 by Samuel Plato under pastorate of H. W. Jones. Scene of . . . Map (db m161270) HM
95Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2179 — Grotto & Garden of Our Lady of Lourdes
The Grotto (D.X. Murphy & Bros., Architects) was dedicated in 1927 as a place for contemplation on St. Joseph Infirmary grounds. Two-story, half-domed, concrete apse is faced on inside with stones and rubble. Modeled on natural grotto at Lourdes, SW . . . Map (db m161327) HM
96Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 1818 — Hayfield
This Greek Revival mansion was the home of world-renowned botanist Dr. Charles Wilkins Short from 1847 to 1863. Front section of Hayfield built by Col. George Hancock ca. 1834. Rear L-shaped part of house dated by some as late 1700s. Among the first . . . Map (db m162012) HM
97Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2554 — Heroism at Little Big Horn / Saddler Sergeant Otto Voit
Heroism at Little Big Horn Co. H, Seventh U.S. Cavalry, was taking heavy losses at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Intense fire from nearly all sides led to more wounded and a critical need for water. Otto Voit and three other soldiers stood . . . Map (db m161328) HM
98Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 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
99Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2456 — Highlands Neighborhood
This area was settled by Major William Preston and his wife, Caroline Hancock, who established a plantation known as the “Briar Patch” in 1815. Bardstown Pike, just to the east, was approved for construction in 1819 as major state . . . Map (db m162010) HM
100Kentucky (Jefferson County), Louisville — 2532 — History of Eastern Cemetery / People of Eastern Cemetery
History of Eastern Cemetery 15 acres incorporated in 1854 for Methodist Episcopal Church. By 1872 it doubled in size. Clarke & Loomis designed wake house 1891. Eastern Cemetery Corp. built 1st crematorium in KY 1935. Modern building erected . . . Map (db m161303) HM

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