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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, 1789.

Court House
Louisville Courthouse 1893
Court House
Louisville Courthouse 1932

Louisville which is the county seat was named for King Louis XVI of France
in appreciation for his assistance during the Revolutionary War,
Louisville was founded by George Rogers Clark in 1778.

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Website Updates:
Aug 2016 Bio's and Obit's added; July 2016 Bio's Added;
June 2016 Bio's Added;
March 2016 - Bios; Mengel, Bullitt; Feb 2016: Deaths from 1852-1859, names A-H; GOSSMAN death certificate. WOODS FAMILY BIBLE; Obits for WOODS, BURCKEL, CAMPBELL. Burials in Calvary, Zachary Taylor National, st Andrew, St. Lewis, St. Michael, Louisville Memorial Gardens and Memorial ParkCemeteries



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