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Fleur De Lis

Typically associated with France or New Orleans, many visitors wonder why the Fleur De Lis symbol is seen so prominently throughout Louisville.

Louisville was named after King Louis XVI of the House of Bourbon in 1778 in appreciation of France’s assistance in the Revolutionary War.

Therefore, his family’s symbol, the fleur de lis, was long ago adopted by Louisville as the city’s emblem.

The stylized lily is seen all over town from architectural embellishments and gift items to street signs and business logos.

It is the centerpiece of the city’s Official Seal as well as a symbol of hometown pride among locals. 

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Kentucky Derby

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