City and County Named / Jefferson County Courthouse

City and County Named / Jefferson County Courthouse (HM1Z3H)

Location: Louisville, KY 40202 Jefferson County
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N 38° 15.259', W 85° 45.602'

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City and County Named

Louisville, at the Falls of the Ohio, was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark. Site first served as a military outpost; the city which developed was named for Louis XVI. Kentucky Co., Virginia, was divided in 1780 into Jefferson, Fayette, and Lincoln counties. Jefferson Co. was named for Governor Thomas Jefferson, who signed the first town charter of Louisville.
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Jefferson County Courthouse

Designed by Gideon Shryock in Greek Revival style. Construction began ca. 1837, and building first used by city and county, 1842. Completed in 1860 by Albert Fink and Charles Stancliff, it housed legislature briefly during Civil War. Structure renovated by Brinton Davis after 1905 fire. Seven U.S. Presidents have spoken here. On National Register of Historic Places, 1972.
HM NumberHM1Z3H
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed1981
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society · Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 608490 N 4234759
Decimal Degrees38.25431667, -85.76003333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.259', W 85° 45.602'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 15.54" N, 85° 45' 36.12" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 569-599 US-60, Louisville KY 40202, US
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