A few things you might not know about Louisville, the City of Light.
Louisville is home to the Kentucky Derby, the most-watched sports event in the country.
There’s also the Kentucky-Louisville College Football Championship, which pits the two cities in the most competitive bowl game in college football history.
Louisville’s population is the largest in the United States.
There are approximately 10,000 active police officers in Louisville.
There were nearly 20,000 wildfires in Louisville in 2017, the third-highest number in the state, according to the American Fire Protection Association.
Louisville, home to Louisville City Hall, was named after a native of Louisville.
Louisville was the home to James Meredith, one of the first members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
There is a “lonely” sign posted at the entrance to the local public library.
Louisville City is the city’s capital.
There has been one case of a baby being born with a congenital heart defect.
In addition to its famous bourbon distilleries, Louisville has a number of famous breweries, including St. Louis Brewing Co., Kentucky Craft Brewers, and the Kentucky Distilling Company.
Louisville has more than 100,000 acres of water.
There have been nearly 300 mass graves in Louisville since 1900.
There was a tornado in 1887.
There will be no fireworks during the Kentucky City Fireworks Festival in 2018.
The city was named the state capital in 1875.
The “lonesome” sign was erected in 1891.
In 2014, the “Lonesome George” statue was removed from the Statehouse grounds after it was deemed to be a reference to George Washington.
There currently are more than 4,000 “Lost Souls” on the state’s missing-persons list.
There used to be one of only two hospitals in Louisville where you could legally walk in with a wheelchair.
There also used to have a famous “pigs and beans” pie.
In 1884, there was an all-white city council.
There once was a restaurant called “The Folly.”
In 1893, a white-tailed deer killed an African American woman in the woods on the outskirts of Louisville, killing her.
In 2013, the city of Louisville celebrated the first anniversary of the Confederate Battle Flag.
The state’s name was changed from “Lucky” to “Cleveland.”
Louisvilleians are known for their love of bourbon.
There may be a famous horse, named for the city, named after the city.
The word “frostbite” was first recorded in the city in 1772.
The first African American mayor was elected to the office in 1839.
The oldest person to ever hold the office of mayor was a member of the St. James Society.
The most famous resident of the city was a young man named George Washington D. Washington, who served as the first president of the United State.
There’ve been more than 5,000 suicides in Louisville’s history.
In October 2018, the first person in the world to walk the Appalachian Trail was born.
The American flag has been flown over City Hall in Louisville for more than 150 years.
Senate and House have been in office for more or less the same length of time, and both houses of the Kentucky legislature have held the office for nearly 200 years.
The Great Depression started in Louisville when the state began using its newly minted debt.
Louisville had its own version of “Pepsi Max,” but only the flavor was different.
It’s not unusual for a family of four to spend their days in the park, as long as they don’t have to spend time in the house.
In the 1800s, Louisville was known as the “city of the sun.”
The term was coined to describe a city that was known for its warm, sunny weather.
In 1890, Louisville hosted the world’s first “Mann-Cousins” parade, which attracted hundreds of thousands of spectators.
The Louisville Cemetery is the oldest of its kind in the U,S., and one of just three places in the entire country where you can still visit the site.
There still is a fountain at the Louisville Cemetery.
The City of Louisville has the longest active streetcar line in the nation.
The famous Kentucky Derby is held on May 5 each year.
The grand finale of the race, in which horses and drivers compete for the right to race for the