Pleasure Ridge Park, Louisville

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Pleasure Ridge Park is a former census-designated place in southwest Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 25,776 at the 2000 census. In 2003, the area was annexed to the city of Louisville due to a merger between the city and Jefferson County's unincorporated communities. Pleasure Ridge Park is now a neighborhood within the city limits of Louisville.

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History

It was first sparsely settled by French and German Catholics in the mid-19th century, and the first church, St. Andrew's Church, was built in 1851, and although it no longer exists, a major local road still bears its name. What is now the Paducah and Louisville Railway built a station in the area in 1874, and a summer resort and hotel called Paine Hotel developed around a shaded ridge on Muldraugh Hill, what came to be called Pleasure Ridge. The name Pleasure Ridge Park was chosen for the first post office in the area in 1876. The area continued to be popular for tourism until World War I.

By the 1950s, the area began expanding rapidly as subdivisions were built. People moving to the area liked its cheap land and location reasonably close to both Downtown Louisville and Fort Knox. Residents blocked a 1984 attempt by the troubled nearby city of Shively to annex Pleasure Ridge Park.

The area is often referred to simply as PRP. Pleasure Ridge Park High School is located in the area.

Geography

Pleasure Ridge Park is located at 38°08′43″N 85°51′30″W / 38.14528°N 85.85833°W / 38.14528; -85.85833Coordinates: 38°08′43″N 85°51′30″W / 38.14528°N 85.85833°W / 38.14528; -85.85833 (38.1454, -85.8583)[1].

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