Hurstbourne a city in a suburban area of Louisville. It is one of the most sought-after places to live in Louisville. Its name is derived from two root words: “hurst,” meaning a grove of trees, and “bourne,” meaning boundary.
Hurstbourne and its original settlers played a key role in the settlement of the state. The area grew alongside the rest of Kentucky, and settlement began as early as the late 18th century. One of the first pioneers, William Lynn, chose to settle in the picturesque location of the present-day Hurstbourne Country Club.
The large spring that attracted Lynn to this spot flows beside the golf course’s tenth hole. Buildings from the original settlement still stand by the clubhouse. The clubhouse itself was built in 1928 as a palatial mansion for the family of two of Louisville’s most prominent residents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin T. Hert. The 27-hole Hurstbourne Golf and Country Club remains one of the most desirable social and golf clubs in Louisville.
This Jefferson County neighborhood lies in ZIP code 40222. Shelbyville Road in the north, Interstate 64 in the south, Oxmoor Woods Parkway in the west, and Hurstbourne Parkway in the east are its boundaries. Hurstbourne residents send their children to schools in the Jefferson County Public School District or to one of the many area private schools.
Restaurants, grocery stores, and other common conveniences were built in this planned city. Several places of worship are in this neighborhood, including the Hurstbourne Baptist Church, the Hurstbourne Christian Church, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.