Fort Nelson Park - Louisville, Kentucky
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 38° 15.440 W 085° 45.690
16S E 608357 N 4235092
Quick Description: Fort Nelson Park is a shaded plaza in downtown Louisville. It is situated on the site where George Rogers Clark directed the building of Fort Nelson, considered the first settlement of Louisville.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 10/18/2013 9:43:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMJA7B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 8

Long Description:
When Fort Nelson was built in 1780 Kentucky was still part of Virginia. The fort was named after Thomas Nelson, Jr., then the governor of Virginia.

Today Fort Nelson Park stands on this site. It is a small corner park plaza with many shade trees and a fountain in the center.

At the corner of the park is a plaque, commemorating the founding of the town of Louisville.

Name: Fort Nelson Park

Street Location: West Main & South 7th Streets

Local Municipality: Louisville

State/Province, etc.: Kentucky

Country: USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Established: ~1912

Picnic Facilities: None

Recreational Facilities:
Benches, Shade,


Monuments/Statues: Town of Louisville founding plaque

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): None

Fountains: Central Fountain

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: None

Traditional Geocaches:
None


Memorial/Commemoration: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

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