Louisville, KY. is ranked the 30th biggest city (by population) in the US, it is the largest city in Kentucky. The metropolitan area of Louisville (Jefferson Co., Oldham Co., and Bullitt Co. in Kentucky and Clark Co., Floyd Co., Harrison Co., and Scott Co. in Indiana). With an estimated population of 1.3 million.
This city was established in 1778, founded by George Rogers Clark, and is named after King Louie XVI of France because he helped in assistance during the Revolutionary War.
Also known as “The Ville” it is famous for the University of Louisville, located just south of downtown, representing the Louisville Cardinals. The city is home to the Kentucky Derby since 1875 Churchill downs is the first-leg of the triple crown event. Muhammad Ali was born and raised in Louisville, he is called “The Greatest” because of his success in his boxing career. Louisville is known as the gateway to the bourbon trail because there are six distilleries alone in the area.
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