Evan Williams

Evan Williams (HM1YWJ)

Location: Louisville, KY 40202 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 15.426', W 85° 45.571'

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1755-1810

Evan Williams
1755-1810

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 distillery in Kentucky, shipping barrels by flatboat down the Ohio River. Over.
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Evan Williams
1755-1810

Williams also held several civic leadership positions, including serving as one of Louisville's seven elected city trustees. In 1797 he was elected Louisville's first wharf master: he was also a master stonemason and builder who oversaw construction of the first jail and courthouse in Jefferson County.
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HM NumberHM1YWJ
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Year Placed2014
Placed ByHeaven Hill Distilleries, Inc
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Date Added Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 608531 N 4235068
Decimal Degrees38.25710000, -85.75951667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.426', W 85° 45.571'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 25.56" N, 85° 45' 34.26" W
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Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 573-599 US-31W, Louisville KY 40202, US
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