Col. Richard Taylor (1744-1829)/George Rudy (1744-1806)

Col. Richard Taylor (1744-1829)/George Rudy (1744-1806) (HM2GXJ)

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N 38° 16.667', W 85° 38.254'

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(obverse) Early in 1792, Revolutionary War veteran, Richard Taylor, bought 175 acres bounded by Rudy Lane. Land was given to Isaac Shelby for his father's Colonial Wars service. Here Taylor built a brick house, which he sold to George Rudy in late 1795. He then moved across Brownsboro Road to his Springfield farm. Father of Zachary Taylor.

(reverse). Pennsylvanian George Rudy and his son-in-law John Herr bought 175 acres here in 1795, naming the survey line Rudy's Lane in 1797. Herr & Rudy, who were blacksmiths, farriers, roadbuilders & farmers once owned all of present-day Windy Hills. Six family homes are still standing. Rudy Lane became a Jefferson County road in 1909.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed2011
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society/Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 619168 N 4237514
Decimal Degrees38.27778333, -85.63756667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 16.667', W 85° 38.254'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 16' 40.02" N, 85° 38' 15.24" W
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