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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Middletown, 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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Jefferson County, KY (262) Bullitt County, KY (12) Hardin County, KY (64) Oldham County, KY (15) Shelby County, KY (18) Spencer County, KY (8) Clark County, IN (17) Floyd County, IN (19) Harrison County, IN (46)  JeffersonCounty(262) Jefferson County (262)  BullittCounty(12) Bullitt County (12)  HardinCounty(64) Hardin County (64)  OldhamCounty(15) Oldham County (15)  ShelbyCounty(18) Shelby County (18)  SpencerCounty(8) Spencer County (8)  ClarkCountyIndiana(17) Clark County (17)  FloydCounty(19) Floyd County (19)  HarrisonCounty(46) Harrison County (46)
Location of Middletown, Kentucky
    Jefferson County (262)
    Bullitt County (12)
    Hardin County (64)
    Oldham County (15)
    Shelby County (18)
    Spencer County (8)
    Clark County, Indiana (17)
    Floyd County, Indiana (19)
    Harrison County, Indiana (46)
 
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1Kentucky (Jefferson County), Middletown — Davis Tavern
The Davis Tavern, built in the early 1800's, was a principal stagecoach stop. Distinguished guests included Lafayette, Clay, and the Breckinridges. According to legend, Lafayette lost a ring under the tavern steps during an 1824 visit. Union . . . Map (db m161787) HM
2Kentucky (Jefferson County), Middletown — Gov. Lawrence Wetherby Statue
The Honorable Lawrence W. Wetherby 1908 - 1994 Forty eighth Governor of Kentucky 1950 - 1955 Conservationist Tall and rangy, with the courtly manners of a southern gentleman, Governor Wetherby was described as an . . . Map (db m161793) HM
3Kentucky (Jefferson County), Middletown — 1983 — Griffytown
The Louisville and Frankfort Shortline railroad, which arrived in eastern Jefferson County through Hobbs Station (now Anchorage) in 1848, created a cluster of communities which would be known as Anchorage, Berrytown, and Griffytown. Local . . . Map (db m161783) HM
4Kentucky (Jefferson County), Middletown — 2419 — Lawrence Winchester Wetherby / Gov. Lawrence W. Wetherby1908-1994
Lawrence Winchester Wetherby 1908-1994 A native of Middletown, Wetherby graduated from the University of Louisville Law School in 1929, and for 20 years practiced law & served the judiciary. He was elected lt. gov. in 1947 and governor in . . . Map (db m162242) HM
5Kentucky (Jefferson County), Middletown — Middletown Station
As early as 1787, the first settlers of Middletown came down the Ohio River in flatboats or over the mountains along wilderness trails. They found gently rolling land covered by virgin forest. A beautiful stream meandered to the great Ohio River. . . . Map (db m161790) HM
6Kentucky (Jefferson County), Middletown — Middletown Veterans Memorial
Erected in honor of the men and women who served and to the memory of those who gave their lives in the Second World War Adams, Robert E. • Ballou, Dexter • Baker, Minnie C. • Beard, M. David • Beauchamp, Sterling G. • Blair, Frank • . . . Map (db m161792) WM
7Kentucky (Jefferson County), Middletown — Middletown's First Gas Station
Built in the late 1920's by J.W. Quesenberry, and later owned by Howard Wilson, the gas station sold Aetna Oil Company products. In 1936 the construction of U.S. 60 diverted automobile traffic and led to the end of the building's use as a gas . . . Map (db m161786) HM
8Kentucky (Jefferson County), Middletown — The Benjamin Head House
In 1812, Revolutionary war veteran Captain Benjamin Head built Head House, one of Kentucky's finest stone houses. Legend holds that the Head House once changed hands as the result of a poker game. Dr. Silas Witherbee practiced medicine and . . . Map (db m161785) HM
9Kentucky (Jefferson County), Middletown — The Wetherby House
Susan B. Davis of Boston, Massachusetts purchased the property from Lawrence Young in 1841, and it became the Davis Tavern. Dr. Luther Paris Wetherby, a young surgeon from New York, bought the tavern, married the granddaughter of the owner, Hattie . . . Map (db m161789) HM
 
Apr. 20, 2021