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Jefferson County was organized in 1780 and one of the first
three counties formed out of the original Kentucky County,
which was still part of Virginia at the time (the other two
being Fayette and Lincoln).
The county is named for Thomas Jefferson, who
was governor of Virginia at the time.
The last major American Indian raid in present
day Jefferson County was the Chenoweth Massacre on July 17,
Louisville Courthouse 1893
Louisville Courthouse 1932
Louisville which is the county seat was named for King Louis
XVI of France
in appreciation for his assistance during the
Louisville was founded by George Rogers
Clark in 1778.
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