Fort Nelson (2)

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Fort Nelson (2) (1781-1784) - A patriot Revolutionary War Fort established in 1781 by Captain Richard Chenoweth in present day Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky (then in Virginia). Named for Thomas Nelson, Governor of Virginia (1781). Abandoned about 1784.

Sketch of Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson (2) History

Established on a one acre site along the Ohio River between present day 7th and 9th Streets and from Main Street to the river in Louisville, Kentucky.

Current Status

A granite monument at the northwest corner of 7th and Main Street in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.


Location: Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. Map point is granite monument location.

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Lat: 38.257317 Long: -85.761568

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