Tuesday, July 18, 2017

City of Louisville Uncovers an Important Point in History

The City of Louisville was originally surveyed in 1832-1833. The only original survey point was marked at that time by a pair of rock at a point that is now located under Spring Avenue near the intersection with Mill Street. In 1904, these stones were unearthed and a metal wagon spindle was installed and encased partially in concrete to mark the location. Prior to Tuesday, the last time this survey point was uncovered was in the Spring of 1917.

Marking the centennial of that event and upcoming street repairs made this an optimal time to uncover and recognize this critical location in Louisville's history.  It is the intent of the City to place a small manhole over the existing marker for future access and to place a historical plaque on Main Street near the intersection with Spring Avenue. Plans are still in progress, but there is expectations of some grant funds that can be matched by citizen's donation.

The following video documents the event: