Introduction to Charlestown, Indiana
Charlestown, Indiana, in Clark county, is 14 miles N of Louisville, Kentucky. Charleston is part of the surrounding Louisville metro area.
The city of Charlestown, which was established in 1808, was named in the honor of one of its surveyors, Charles Beggs. Mills were an important component of the town. Charlestown was also the home of Jonathan Jennings, the first state governor of Indiana. Clark County, in which this city is located, was established in 1801 as a part of the Northwest Territory.
Charlestown and Nearby Attractions
- Callahan Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind
- Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site
- Deam Lake State Recreation Area
- Cathedral Gardens
- Louisville Zoo
Things To Do In Charlestown
Charlestown has numerous interesting places to visit, such as the Louisville Zoo, Cathedral Gardens, and Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. People may visit historical sites, such as the Culbertson Mansion State Historical Site, Lanier Mansion State Historical Site, Locust Grove, The Thomas Edison House, and The Zachary Taylor House. The area also has several parks including Deam Lake State Recreation Area, Falls of the Ohio State Park and E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park.
Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport is nearby.
Charlestown Higher Education
Colleges close to Charlestown include Bellarmine University, Hanover College, and Indiana University Southeast.