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Located at the Falls of the Ohio River, Louisville traced its origins to the Revolutionary period. By the early nineteenth century, Louisville had become Kentucky's largest city and was an important center for shipping, trade, and manufacturing.
George H. Yater, "Louisville: A Historical Overview," The Encyclopedia of Louisville, ed. by John E. Kleber (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2001), xv-xxxi.