- Harrods Creek, Louisville
Harrods Creek is a neighborhood of
Louisville, Kentuckycentered near Harrods Creek at the intersection of River Road and Wolf Pen Branch Road. It is roughly bordered by the Ohio River to the west and US 42to the east. Its Zip Codeis 40027. Formerly an unincorporated community, it was designated a neighborhood of Louisville when the city merged with Jefferson County in 2003.
A town was planned by the
Transylvania Company, and lots were sold, but a town was not developed. Nevertheless the area was known as "Seminary Land" for some time. Some development did occur in the area when the Louisville-Westport Pike (later renamed River Road) was built through it. Harrod's Tavern was an early stopping point for boats headed downstream, and the building lives on, heavily rebuilt, as the Captain's Quarters bar and restaurant.cite web|url=http://www.courier-journal.com/reweb/community/placetime/eastcounty-harrodscreek.html|title=Places in Time series - Harrods Creek|publisher= Courier-Journal|author=Schneider, Grace|accessdate=2007-06-14]
The area is named for Harrods Creek, one of two local creeks. The namesake of the creek is either
James Harrod, founder of Fort Harrod(modern Harrodsburg), or Captain William Harrod, an early Louisvillian. The area became agricultural in the early 19th century, primarilly selling flour and cornmeal to the nearby market of Louisville.
In 1877 the
Louisville, Harrods Creek and Westport Railroadwas completed. It became an electric interurbanline in 1904, and as with other areas in scenic eastern Kentucky, the quick transportation to Louisville made Harrods Creek a popular choice for country estates. Prominent Louisville families that build homes here included the Browns and the Hilliards. George Garvin Brown, founder of the Brown-Formancompany, financed the Nitta Yuma ("High Ground") development in the 1890s. Another early enclave was called Ashbourne. The area had a traditional African-American enclave, centered around the area called "The Neck", modern day Hoskins Beach Road. [cite encyclopedia|encyclopedia=Louisville Encyclopedia|year=2001|title=Harrods Creek]
The community was a mixture of working farms and a few country estates well into the 20th century. But Harrod's Creek was a logical location for many of the upper class subdivisions that were built later in the century, although there was some opposition from earlier residents.cite web|url=http://www.courier-journal.com/reweb/community/placetime/eastcounty-harrodscreek.html|title=Places in Time series - Harrods Creek|publisher=
In the 1990s the residents of Harrods Creek opposed a proposal to bisect the community by building the proposed East End Bridge through the area.
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