Louisville

Name:

Louisville

County:

Pottawatomie

Zip Code:

66450

Latitude / Longitude:

39°15′N 96°19′W / 39.250°N 96.317°W / 39.250

Elevation:

1,010 ft (308 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Louisville is a city in Pottawatomie County, Kansas, United States.

Remains:

Founded in 1857 by Robert Wilson, Louisville was originally known as Rock Post. The  was once part of the Potawatomi Hunting grounds and a large majority of the settlers were either associated with the Pottawatomie Indian Reservation or commerce on the Oregon Trail. Louisville was named for Robert Wilson’s son, Louis, and for Louis Vieux, a successful businessman in the . The town was a contender for county seat of Pottawatomie County but lost to St. George in 1861 and Westmoreland in 1882.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

As of the 2010 census, the city population was 188.

Remarks:

On November 8, 1875, Louisville was struck by an earthquake. In 1882, with the county seat in Westmoreland and the Union Pacific Railroad built through Wamego, the town’s  swiftly declined.