Introduction to Mount Washington, Kentucky
Mount Washington, Kentucky is 18 miles SE of Louisville, Kentucky. It is in Bullitt county. The city is part of the Louisville metro area. The population of Mount Washington is 8,485.
Mount Washington History
The city was first named Mount Vernon after George Washington's home in Virginia. It was later changed to Mount Washington because a community with similar name already existed. The city of Mount Washington was founded in the early 19th century. It was incorporated in the year 1822 as Mount Vernon but was changed to Mount Washington later. The city was sparsely populated in the early years but gradually became a business hub and a populated city.
Mount Washington and nearby Attractions
- Broad Run Vineyards and Winery
- Kentucky Derby Museum
- Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing L
- My Old Kentucky Home State Park
- Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site
- Louisville Slugger Museum
Things To Do In Mount Washington
Tourists can visit the Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site which is an 1867 mansion of Indiana displaying the early 19th century antiquities. A riverside ride along the Ohio River which is known as the Farnsley - Moremen Landing is also a pleasant experience. Tourists can also be a part of the festivals of the city. The Mount Washington Fall Festival is organized every year in the month of September.
Mount Washington Transportation
Flights are available from Louisville International Airport - Standiford Field.
Mount Washington Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are provided by University of Louisville, Spalding University, Kentucky State University, and Sullivan University.