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Jefferson County, Kentucky

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Jefferson County—originally Jefferson County, Virginia—was established by the Virginia General Assembly in June 1780, when it abolished and partitioned Kentucky County into three counties.

In 1778, during the American Revolutionary War, George Rogers Clark's militia and 60 civilian settlers, established the first American settlement in the county on Corn Island in the Ohio River, at head of the Falls of the Ohio. They moved to the mainland the following year, establishing Louisville.

Richard Mentor Johnson, the 9th Vice President of the United States, was born in Jefferson County in 1780, while the family was living in a settlement along the Beargrass Creek.

The last major American Indian raid in present-day Jefferson County was the Chenoweth Massacre on July 17, 1789.

Please see the Louisville, Kentucky project for information on Jefferson County in the War Between the States. [Louisville Project will be updated in the near future]

Communities

Anchorage | Audubon Park | Bancroft | Barbourmeade | Beechwood Village | Bellemeade | Bellewood | Blue Ridge Manor | Briarwood | Braod Fields | Broeck Pointe | Brownsboro Farm | Buechel | Cambridge | Cherrywood Village | Coldstream | Creekside | Crossgate | Douglass Hills | Druid Hills | Fairdale | Fairmeade | Fern Creek | Fincastle | Fisherville | Forest Hills | Glenview | Glenview Hills | Glenview Manor | Goose Creek | Graymoor-Devondale | Green Spring | Heritage Creek | Hickory Hill | Highview | Hills and Dales | Hollow Creek | Hollyvilla | Houston Acres | Hurstbourne | Hurstbourne Acres | Indian Hills | Jeffersontown | Keeneland | Kingsley | Langdon Place | Lincolnshire | Louisville (County Seat) | Lyndon | Lynnview | Manor Creek | Mayhill Estates | Meadow Vale | Meadowbrook Farm | Meadowview Estates | Middletown | Mockingbird Valley | Moorland | Murray Hill | Newburg | Norbourne Estates | Northfield | Norwood | Okolona | Old Brownsboro Place | Parkway Village | Penile | Plantation | Pleasure Ridge Park | Plymouth Village | Poplar Hills | Prospect | Richlawn | Riverwood | Rolling Fields | Rolling Hills | St. Dennis | St. Matthews | St. Regis Park | Seneca Gardens | Shively | South Park View | Spring Mill | Spring Valley | Springlee | Strathmoor Manor | Strathmoor Village | Sycamore | Ten Broeck | Thornhill | Valley Station | Watterson Park | Wellington | West Buechel | Westwood | Whipps Millgate | Wildwood | Windy Hills | Woodland Hills | Woodlawn Park | Worthington Hills

Links

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Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

KY Kinfolk