Introduction to Jeffersonville, Indiana
Jeffersonville, Indiana, in Clark county, is 2 miles NE of Louisville, Kentucky. The city is part of the Louisville metropolitan statistical area.
Fort Finney was built in this area in 1786 to protect the town and its people from Native Americans. A settlement grew around this fort. It was renamed Fort Steuben in 1791, honoring Baron Von Steuben. It is not clear when the community adapted the name Jeffersonville. According to some sources, it may have been named so in 1801. In 1802, Jeffersonville was declared the county seat of Clark County. The settlement got its first post office in 1803.
Jeffersonville and nearby Attractions
- Grisamore House
- Schimpff's Confectionery
- Warder Park
- Howard Steamboat Museum
- Quartermaster Depot
Things To Do In Jeffersonville
The city offers excellent shopping and dining opportunities through its numerous and varied restaurants and shopping centers. There are several historically significant areas in Jeffersonville, like the Jeffersonville Historic District, Jeffersonville's Central Business District and the downtown river front. There is an eclectic assortment of mid-to-late 19th century architectural styles in these areas. Schimpff's Confectionery is another popular spot, which has been in business since 1891 and is renowned for its handmade candies.
Louisville International Airport is nearby.
Jeffersonville Higher Education
The city is very close to Jefferson Community College, Sullivan University and Bellarmine University.