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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Civil War skirmish on Shelbyville Pike

Abraham Lincoln killed by Indians

purchase of Floyds Fork

Long Run Massacre

last Indian massacre

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