Introduction to La Grange, Kentucky
La Grange, Kentucky, in Oldham county, is 23 miles NE of Louisville, Kentucky. The city is included in the Louisville metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 5,676 people lived in La Grange.
La Grange History
La Grange was established in 1827 and was named honoring the home of General Lafayette. The city became the county seat of Oldham County in 1827. Prior to that Westport was the county seat, which once again became the county seat in 1828. Finally in 1838, La Grange was announced the county seat. The first post office of the area came into being in 1828.
La Grange and nearby Attractions
- Oldham County Historical Society
- General Butler State Park
- Thomas Edison House
- Eagle Creek Golf Course
Things To Do In La Grange
One can visit the E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park and the General Butler State Park while in the city. History buffs should visit the Thomas Edison House. Oldham County Historical Society Museum is also worth visiting. Eagle Creek Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. The city hosts the Oldham County Fair every year.
La Grange Transportation
Louisville International - Standiford Field Airport is the nearest major air transportation facility.
La Grange Higher Education
The higher education institutes that the residents of La Grange can attend include the Sullivan University, Bellarmine University, Jefferson Community College, and University of Louisville.