Floyd's Station, Kentucky

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Floyd's Station was a fort on Beargrass Creek in what is now St. Matthews, Kentucky. In November 1779 James John Floyd built cabins and a stockade near what is now Breckenridge Lane.[1] In 1783, John Floyd, future Governor of Virginia was born in the Station. The pioneer's father was killed by Indians twelve days before the birth of his son.[2] The station was one of six on Beargrass Creek and was involved in local conflict with Native Americans in the area for the next five years.[3] All that remain today of Floyd's Station are a spring house and cemetery.[4]


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  1. ^ Yater, George H. (1987). Two Hundred Years at the Falls of the Ohio: A History of Louisville and Jefferson County, 2nd edition, Filson Club, Incorporated, 12-13.
  2. ^ http://www.s9.com/Biography/Floyd-John
  3. ^ Adventure West with Famous Floyds
  4. ^ Lewis and Clark in Kentucky

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