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Kentucky is famous for bluegrass and horse racing, and Jefferson County delivers on both. The county seat of Jefferson County is Louisville, home to the famous Churchill Downs. As the first of three races known as the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby has been a tradition in Louisville since 1875. The Kentucky Derby is mint juleps, fancy hats, and a fast, two-minute Run for the Roses.
When Jefferson County was formed in 1780, it was named for the young Governor of Virginia – Thomas Jefferson. The county sits along the southern banks of the Ohio River, across from Indiana. Cities in Jefferson County include Shively, Prospect, Jeffersontown, and Mockingbird Valley.
The University of Louisville was founded in 1798 and was the first city-owned public university in the nation. Other important sites include the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, the Frazier International History Museum, the Muhammad Ali Center, and the Louisville Science Center.