Thomas Edison Butchertown House

Thomas Edison Butchertown House (HM1YZ6)

Location: Louisville, KY 40202 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 15.33', W 85° 44.299'

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Thomas Edison
Butchertown House

Edison (1847-1931) rented a room in this house. As a young man he conducted experiments, often all night, then walked to his job as a telegraph operator at 58 West Main Street. Experimenting at work, he spilled acid and was fired. He left Louisville and later developed over 1000 patents for such devices as phonograph and microphone.
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Thomas Edison
Butchertown House

Designated the official Edison Museum in the Commonwealth of Ky. by an Act of the General Assembly, 1982. Thomas A. Edison lived in Louisville, 1866-67. Moved to N.J. where he perfected the incandescent light, Edison returned to Louisville in 1883 for opening of Southern Exposition, where 4600 of his lights were on display.
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HM NumberHM1YZ6
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Year Placed1982
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Date Added Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 610389 N 4234916
Decimal Degrees38.25550000, -85.73831667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.33', W 85° 44.299'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 19.8" N, 85° 44' 17.94" 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 729 E Washington St, Louisville KY 40202, US
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