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Named after King Louis XVI of France, Louisville was founded in 1778 by George Rogers Clark, making it one of the oldest cities west of the Appalachians.With nearby Falls of the Ohio as the only major obstruction to river traffic between the upper Ohio and the Gulf of Mexico, the settlement first grew as a portage site.The city's total consolidated population as of the 2018 census estimate was 770,557.excludes other incorporated places and semiautonomous towns within the county and is the population listed in most sources and national rankings.By 1828, the population had grown to 7,000 and Louisville became an incorporated city.Early Louisville was a major shipping port and slaves worked in a variety of associated trades. During the Civil War, Louisville was a major stronghold of Union forces, which kept Kentucky firmly in the Union.
The city was named in honor of King Louis XVI of France, whose soldiers were then aiding Americans in the Revolutionary War.
Two weeks after the ordinance enacted, an African-American named Arthur Harris moved into a house on a block designated for whites. Warley also wrote a letter declaring his intention to build a house on that lot and reside there.
With the understanding that the Louisville ordinance made it illegal for him to live there, Warley withheld payment, setting in motion a breach of contract suit by Buchanan.
An estimated 74 to 120 people were killed and 200 were injured.
The damage cost the city .5 million The NAACP challenged the ordinance in two cases. William Warley, the president of the local chapter of the NAACP, tendered a purchase offer on a white block from Charles Buchanan, a white real estate agent.