Floyds Fork Purchase

pg_arial2.jpg (14610 bytes)John Floyd had purchased the rights to two 1,000-acre tracts in the Louisville vicinity before the expedition began.  While in the area in 1774, he laid them out adjacent to each other.  His land encompassed what is now St. Matthews and the area southward to a point a little beyond the present-day Watterson Expressway.  John Floyd was the first person to occupy land in what is now Jefferson County who had a clear title to his property.  When he arrived at the Falls of the Ohio, on November 8, 1779, intent upon occupying his land, he found that 11 cabins had already been built by squatters.  

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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

electric railroad line established