"Bloody Monday" / American (Know-Nothing) Party

"Bloody Monday" / American (Know-Nothing) Party (HMH7I)

Location: Louisville, KY 40202 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 15.473', W 85° 46.023'

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"Bloody Monday"
Election day, Aug. 6, 1855, known as Bloody Monday due to riots led by "Know-Nothing" mobs. This political party was anti-Catholic and nativist. Attacks on German immigrants east of downtown and Irish in the west caused at least 22 deaths, arson, and looting. Catholic Cathedral of the Assumption & St. Martin's Church were threatened with destruction.

American (Know-Nothing) Party
This party feared that Catholic immigrants from Germany and Ireland threatened Protestantism and democracy. By 1854, the party claimed a million members nationwide and led Jefferson Co. govt. They split over slavery and by the end of the Civil War they had vanished from politics in Louisville and Jefferson Co.

Given by the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the German-American Club.
HM NumberHMH7I
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number2205
Year Placed2006
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society & the Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 4:42am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 607871 N 4235147
Decimal Degrees38.25788333, -85.76705000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.473', W 85° 46.023'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 28.38" N, 85° 46' 1.38" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1011 W Main St, Louisville KY 40202, US
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