Introduction to Shelbyville, Kentucky
Shelbyville, Kentucky, in Shelby county, is 29 miles E of Louisville, Kentucky. The city has a population of 10,085.
Shelbyville was founded in the year 1792. The population gradually grew to more than 260 by 1800. The early economy of the city was largely depended upon agriculture. The courthouse was attacked on August 24, 1864 by the confederate soldiers, who were fought off by the residents. After the Civil War, agriculture became very profitable. In the late nineteenth century a public water system, electric facilities and several libraries were also set up. The first railroad arrived in the city in 1870.
Shelbyville and nearby Attractions
- Old State Capitol
- Governor's Mansion
- Liberty Hall
- Cathedral Gardens
- Louisville Zoo
Things To Do In Shelbyville
Tourists to Shelbyville can visit Yew Dell Gardens and Cathedral Gardens. If you are interested in wild life, you may plan a trip to the Louisville Zoo. One can also enjoy the facilities offered by the Falls of the Ohio State Park, My Old Kentucky Home State Park, and Taylorsville Lake State Park. One can also spend leisure at the Bluegrass Bowling Center.
Flights can be availed from Louisville Internatiobnal Airport - Standiford Field.
Shelbyville Higher Education
University of Louisville, Sullivan University, and Bellarmine University offer higher educational opportunities.