Butchertown KY Homes for Sale
If you want to be in a historical location with many architectural styles, then look no further than Butchertown. Read More...
Butchertown is located just east of Downtown Louisville. Starting in the 1820's some of Butchertown's first homes were built along the just completed turnpike that ran from Louisville to Lexington.
Two Whig Party loyalists were some of the first land owners in Butchertown and had the new neighborhood streets named after the major members of the Whig Party.
With the rerouting of Beargrass Creek in the 1850's the Butchertown area became the ideal area for butchers and stockyards. Here they were able to dump animal remains in the creek and did not have to worry about sanitation concerns as the creek had been routed away from Downtown Louisville. During this time there had been an influx of German immigrants. In August of 1855 members of the Know Nothing Party resented the increased German population, and started what was known as the “Bloody Monday” riots.
Butchertown was a residential and industrial neighborhood thrived during its first 100 years, but like many of the other neighborhoods in Louisville, Butchertown started to decline after the Great Flood of 1937. Since the 1990’s many young professionals have been attracted to the Butchertown area. Many of Buthchertown’s empty store fronts have been turned into condos. Along with the renovations, Buthchertwon also offers some attractions which include Louisville’s Extreme Park and the Thomas Edison House.
Through extensive preservation efforts, Butchertown has maintained many of its historic homes. Some of these homes date back to the Federal era. Show Less...