Hurstbourne, Kentucky

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Hurstbourne is a city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 3,884 at the 2000 census. The land was surveyed by John Floyd in 1774 and part of a military land grant to Henry Harrison. It was first settled by William Linn, who build a stockade, Linn's Station, along Beargrass Creek in 1779. It was probably located along the east side of what is now Hurstbourne Parkway.

In 1789, Richard Clough Anderson purchased 500 acres (2.0 km2) and established an estate called Soldier's Retreat, which made up much of Hurstbourne. It was owned in 1842 by John Jeremiah Jacob, who renamed it Lynnford, and by 1915 the property was known as Hurstbourne. Jacob's 1840s house is now part of the Hurstbourne Country Club's clubhouse.

Hurstbourne Parkway was created in 1935 when an earlier lane was widened. By 1965 the property was called Hindbaugh Farms, and as it was by then located on the edge of Louisville, commercial and residential development began. It incorporated as a city in 1982 to prevent annexation by Louisville. Almost all land was developed by 1990.

It is today bisected by I-64 and effectively an edge city to Louisville, with a great number of office parks and shopping centers, as well as an industrial park, concentrated within a few blocks of Hurstbourne Parkway, on land that was undeveloped 40 years earlier. Hurstbourne is now a city within a city as it is a part of the Louisville/ Jefferson County Metro Government.



Hurstbourne is located at 38°14′25″N 85°35′33″W / 38.24028°N 85.5925°W / 38.24028; -85.5925 (38.240235, -85.592599)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,884 people, 1,699 households, and 1,199 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,077.1 people per square mile (801.9/km²). There were 1,887 housing units at an average density of 1,009.1/sq mi (389.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.45% White, 3.01% African American, 0.10% Native American, 4.25% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

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