Crescent Hill, Louisville

Crescent Hill, Louisville
Frankfort Avenue in Crescent Hill

Crescent Hill is a neighborhood four miles (6 km) east of downtown Louisville, Kentucky USA. Area was originally called "Beargrass" because it sits on a ridge between two forks of Beargrass Creek.

Development first began during the 1850s when the Louisville and Lexington turnpike (now Frankfort Avenue) and the Louisville and Frankfort railroad were built through the area. In 1853 a 38-acre (150,000 m2) fair grounds were built and were used to host the Agriculture and Technology fair, which had 20,000 visitors on one day in 1857. In 1883 the fair grounds were razed & St Joseph's Orphanage was built in its place.

In the late 19th century The City of Louisville annexed the old town of Crescent Hill. The Crescent Hill Community Council was incorporated in the early 1970s and became very active after the tornado of April 1974. In the early 1980s the CHCC formed the Peterson-Dumesnil House Foundation and purchased the house-301 South Peterson- from the Jefferson County Board of Education.

Frankfort Avenue

The boundaries of Crescent Hill are N Ewing Ave to the St. Matthews city limit (roughly Cannons Lane) by Brownsboro Road to Lexington Road. Frankfort Avenue generally bisects the neighborhood.

Attractions in Crescent Hill include the Louisville Water Company Reservoir, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Peterson-Dumesnil House.


As of 2000, the population of Crescent Hill was 7,566 [1], of which 91.4% are white, 4.2% are listed as other, 3.1% are black, & 1.3% are Hispanic. College graduates are 52.3% of the population, people without a high school degree are 8%. Females outnumber males 54.9% to 45.12%.


  1. ^ "Community Resource Network". Retrieved 2005-11-18. 

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Coordinates: 38°15′21″N 85°42′04″W / 38.25590°N 85.70110°W / 38.25590; -85.70110

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