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Louisville - Louisville, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 31° 47.301 W 085° 33.160
16R E 637027 N 3517888
Quick Description: Louisville is one of the oldest towns in southeast Alabama having been settled in 1817.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/1/2012 5:42:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMFM1Q
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Louisville historical marker is a verticle slab inscribed granite. It is located beside Main Street (AL Hwy 51). The marker is part of the Barbour County Govenors' Trail series of markers.
Marker Name: Louisville

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Marker Text: One of the oldest towns in southeast Alabama was settled in 1817 by Daniel Lewis who established a trading post and named the community “Louisville” after the first capital of Georgia, his hometown. By 1820 four stores, a Methodist congregation with brush arbor and several families were in the vicinity. Daniel McKenzie operated a tan yard and sawmill at nearby springs. The first courthouse for Pike County (1821) and later Barbour County (1833) was here. Prior to 1860 Captain Patrick Bludworth organized and drilled the local military unit, The Louisville Blues, which later became a CSA company. When the railroad came to town in 1888, the business district moved to be near the depot.


Date Dedicated / Placed: Unknown

Marker Number: None

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