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Historical Markers and War Memorials in St. Matthews, Kentucky
Location of St. Matthews, Kentucky
► Jefferson County (261) ► Bullitt County (12) ► Hardin County (57) ► 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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|Site of first known church in greater Louisville area; formed Jan. 1784, by John Whitaker, aided by James Smith. It served until 1842, when members dispersed among Beargrass Christian Church and others. Whitaker helped found most early churches near . . . — — Map (db m161985) HM|
|This pioneer fort, begun in 1779, one of five on Beargrass Creek, was situated 500 ft. west. Three were owned by Col. John Floyd who made his headquarters here. He served as first County Lieut. of Jefferson County, 1780 until killed by Indians, . . . — — Map (db m161997) HM|
In 1830, this area was designated Sale’s Precinct for Edmund P. Sales, who operated a tavern on Frankfort Ave. Around 1840, the area between Westport & Frankfort roads became known as Gilman’s Point, named for Daniel Gilman, a . . . — — Map (db m161995) HM|
|Grave of John Floyd, near here. Pioneer and surveyor. Born Amherst County, Virginia, 1750. Killed when ambushed by Indians in Jefferson County, District of Kentucky, 1783. Colonel of Militia and County Lieutenant of Jefferson County. — — Map (db m161996) HM|