Evan Williams

Evan Williams (HM1YWO)

Location: Louisville, KY 40202 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 15.413', W 85° 45.406'

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Kentucky's 1st Distiller

Evan Williams
Kentucky's 1st Distiller

Arrived in Ky. as early as 1781. Williams was picked in 1797 to serve on Louisville's first elected Board of Trustees and was appointed Harbor Master for Port of Louisville same year. He was also major contractor in this area and built Jefferson Co. Jail and Co. Clerk office in 1803. Died here Oct. 15, 1810.
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Evan Williams
Kentucky's 1st Distiller

Kentucky's distilling industry founded near this site in 1783 when Evan Williams built the 1st commercial distillery. By converting grains into whiskey, products of pioneer Ky. were more easily shipped to world markets. Skilled craftsmanship and limestone water are credited for Kentucky's leadership in distilling.
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Date Added Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 1:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 608772 N 4235048
Decimal Degrees38.25688333, -85.75676667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.413', W 85° 45.406'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 24.78" N, 85° 45' 24.36" W
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Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 104 N Fourth St, Louisville KY 40202, US
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