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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.

Cities and Towns


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Deaths Family Bibles and Records
History Topics Marriages
Military Records Miscellaneous Data
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School Records Wills and Probate Records

Website Updates:
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

2 Aug 1855 Louisville Democrat News Gleanings; 66 Death Notices via newspaper; 11 Death Certificate Transcriptions; 1908 Crime News Article; 1952 Community News (& Death Notice); 1967 Community News; 6 Engagement & Marriage Announcements; 9 Birth Announcements;



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