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History of Louisville, Kentucky

History of Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville is the county seat of Jefferson County. Fort Knox is 30 miles south.George Rogers Clark, explorer of the Northwest Territory, led settlers to the Louisville region in 1778, and a settlement was established at the mouth of Beargrass Creek. Louisville was a Union Army supply depot during the Civil War.Greater Louisville is a diverse community with strong ties to its history as a major river port. One of the world's most famous horse races, the Kentucky Derby, is held there each May at Churchill Downs. The city is home to, among other educational institutions, the University of Louisville, the oldest coeducational municipal university in the United States, and the Kentucky School for the Blind.Historic, cultural, and educational points of interest include:

  • University of Louisville
  • Bellarmine University
  • Spalding University
  • Sullivan University
  • Jefferson Community College
  • Churchill Downs
  • Louisville Ballet
  • Kentucky Opera
  • Louisville Slugger Museum
  • Louisville Zoo
  • Speed Art Museum
  • Patton Museum
  • Colonal Harlan Sanders Museum
  • Thomas Edison House
  • Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
  • Jewish Hospital
  • Baptist Hospital East
  • Norton Hospital


Watch the video: Little Africa - A Documentary on a forgtten town in Louisville, Kentucky (December 2021).