Louisville is Kentucky's largest city and the 16th largest city of the United States. The settlement that became the City of Louisville was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark and is named after King Louis XVI of France. Louisville is most famous as the home of the Kentucky Derby, the most widely watched event in American horse racing.
Louisville is situated on the Kentucky-Indiana border at the only natural obstacle in the Ohio River, the Falls of the Ohio. Because of its proximity to Indiana, the metro area around Louisville is normally referred to as Kentuckiana.
As of the 2000 census, Louisville had a total population of 256,231. However, in 2003, the city and Jefferson County merged into a single government named Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government (official long form) and Louisville Metro (official short form), resulting in a city populated with approximately 700,000 residents. The Louisville metropolitan area (not to be confused with Louisville Metro), with a population of approximately 1.5 million, is the largest in Kentucky and also includes some southern Indiana counties (see Metropolitan area below).
Web Sites and Links
AOL City Guide - LouisvilleLocal tools, links, sports, and people.
City of Indian HillsOfficial site with an event schedule, newsletter, history, and links.
eMain USAA renovated Louisville location for technology companies.
Greater Louisville Convention and Visitors BureauIncludes facts, attractions, special events, shopping, accommodations, transportation, business services, and a meeting planners guide.
Links at LouisvilleA list of links to media, entertainment, organizations, business, education, government, and tourism information.
Old Louisville GuideA look at America's largest Victorian neighborhood.
The City Of Hurstbourne AcresIncludes maps, city information, and officials.
The Louisville Astronomical SocietyObservations, calendar, gallery, deepsky atlas, FAQ, classroom, and sky events.