A city named after King Louis XVI of France, the city of Louisville, KY was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark, making it one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachians. The city of Louisville, is the state of Kentucky’s largest city. The city sits on the Ohio River along the Indiana border. Louisville is famous for the Kentucky Derby. The “Derby”, as it’s affectionately called is hosted by the city every May, at the horse race course Churchill Downs. The Kentucky Derby is a world renowned horse race whose long history is explored at the Kentucky Derby Museum.
The Kentucky Derby Festival also features notable events such as the
- Pegasus Parade
- The Great Steamboat Race
- Great Balloon Race,
The Kentucky Derby has been called the “biggest party in the south”.
Louisville is the hometown of some of the following famous people:
- Muhammad Ali
- Thomas Edison
- Tom Cruise
- Carrie Marcus Neiman
- Lionel Hampton
Louisville is a great place to do business.