Last Indian Massacre
||Jefferson County's last Indian massacre occurred on July 17, 1789, when the family of Richard Chenoweth, builder of Louisville's Fort Nelson, was
attacked. Three of Chenoweth's children and two soldiers guarding them were killed
at the family home on Chenoweth Run about a mile west of Floyds Fork.
Mrs. Chenoweth was scalped and left for dead by her attackers, but
managed to crawl to the springhouse where she was found early the next morning by a rescue
party. Historians say she lived to a ripe old age and covered her hairless scalp
with a dainty cap.
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