Cities & Towns
an eastern Jefferson county town founded in the 1840s by Edward D. Hobbs,
president of the Louisville and Frankfort Railroad. The post office opened as
Hobbs Station in 1865, but was renamed Anchorage in 1872 for the home of James
W. Goslee, a retired riverboat captain. The post office has since closed. The
population in 1990 was 2,082.
Ballardsville is a small
community that lies a few miles south of La Grange on KY 53.
Crestwood is a town in
southern Oldham County, less than half and hour from Louisville. A Beard's
Station post office opened on the site in 1857 for the station on the Louisville
and Frankfort Railroad. The station was named for Joseph Beard, who had donated
the land. The name was shortened to Beard in 1880 which lead to the town being
referred to as Whiskers. The town and post office were renamed Crestwood in
1909. The source of the name is not known. The population in 1990 was 1,435.
Go Back In Time To Beards Station
La Grange, the seat of Oldham county, is located in the eastern part of the
county near the junction of I-71 and KY 53. It was founded in 1827 at the
crossing of the Shelbyville-Westport road and the Louisville-New Castle road and
named for the home of General Lafayette. La Grange was established to be the
county seat, which had been located at Westport. It was moved to La Grange in
1827, back to Westport in 1828, and back to La Grange again in 1838. The La
Grange post office opened in 1828. The population in 1990 was 3,853.
is a neighborhood partially located in Louisville, Kentucky. It is located
between Westport Road in Louisville and KY 22. Lake Louisvilla was developed in
the 1920s as a summer resort for people living in the city of Louisville. The
state of Kentucky drained the lake in the late 1980s due to safety concerns
regarding the stability of a dam.
is located in southwestern Oldham county on KY 146 near the boundary
with Jefferson county. The town of Smiths Station, probably named for a local
businessman, was established on the site in 1852 on the Louisville and Frankfort
Railroad. The Pewee Valley post office opened in 1856. The community was
named for the Eastern Wood Pewee bird. The population in 1990 was 1,283.
Westport is a western Oldham county community on the Ohio River. It was established late in the eighteenth century and may have originally been known as Liberty. It was called Westport by 1797 and was made the seat of Oldham county when it was formed in 1823. The seat was moved to La Grange in 1827, back to Westport in 1828, and back to La Grange again in 1838. The Westport post office opened in 1816.
Also see the USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) and the Census Bureau's U.S. Gazetteer.
1874 Post Offices:
Beardís Station, Brownsborough, Bucknerís Station, Goshen, La Grange, Peru,
Pewee Valley, Westport.
Transcribed from the
1881-82 Kentucky State Gazetteer and Business Directory, Vol. III
Reynolds Historical Genealogy
County Public Library, 900 Webster Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46801
Published by R. L. Polk & Co. and A. C. Danser
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