Monday, November 19, 2018

Fact of the Day: French Louisville Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky is named after the French King Louis XVI, the last King of France before the French Revolution. 

11 comments:

Sami said...

Interesting fact. I wonder why it was named after the French king?

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that one

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmm, interesting,,

Christine said...

Interesting.

Huggybear said...
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Huggybear said...

Maybe because Louis XVI liked horse racing/
Isn't Louisville, Ky what is known in thoroughbred racing
circles as "Blue Grass Country" - the US home of the horse
racing stud farms?
Colin

Al said...

That seems like an unlucky name!

Adam said...

Because he gave French soldiers to use in the Revolutionary War.

Adam said...

The majority of Louis kings before him were pretty lucky.

Martha said...

Makes sense.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I wonder if there's a Kentucky town named after his wife.