Grain elevator in Louisville in 2006.

National and State Register

Louisville Multiple Resource Area

During the 1860s, settlement in the area was agricultural based.  In the late 1870s, coal was discovered, leading to a population boom and the founding of the town.  Unlike coal camps which were planned and built by coal companies for their employees, Louisville is typical of coal towns where the architecture evolved over time.  The properties included in the resource area are representative of commercial and residential development in Louisville during the late 19th and early 20th century. 

(Cover documentation accepted by National Register in 1986.)