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Louisville, in Kentucky, a port and capital of Jefferson county, on the Ohio, near the Falls of Ohio, where the river sinks 22 feet in 2 miles, and 130 miles below Cincinnati. The town, which is well built, is on a plain sloping towards the river.

Louisville is the chief tobacco-market of the world, and other industries are pork-packing, distilling, tanning, gas- and water-pipe making, and machinery, casting, and cement works. Several railway lines converge hither, and the Ohio is crossed by two railway bridges.