The Galt House

The Galt House (HMQBE)

Location: Louisville, KY 40202 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 15.379', W 85° 45.189'

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A world-famed inn operated here from 1835 until it burned in 1865. Host to notables, such as author Charles Dickens, it was scene of assassination of USA Gen. Wm. Nelson, Sept. 1862, by USA Gen. J.C. Davis. Sherman and Grant met here March, 1864 to plan invasion that led to the "March to the Sea." Traditions carried on at new Galt House at 1st and Main, 1869 - 1921.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number535
Year Placed1952
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society & the Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 11:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 609090 N 4234989
Decimal Degrees38.25631667, -85.75315000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.379', W 85° 45.189'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 22.74" N, 85° 45' 11.34" W
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Area Code(s)502
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 129 N 2nd St, Louisville KY 40202, US
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