Located in southeastern Illinois, Louisville is a town of about 1,000 people and is the seat of Clay County. The town was named after the Lewis family who were some of the earliest settlers in this part of the state (Had the man who platted the town spelled its name correctly, today is would be known as "Lewisville"). The county was named for Henry Clay, a popular politician from Kentucky, the home state of many of the first settlers of Illinois, including Abraham Lincoln.
The town is centered on the Clay County Courthouse, which is pictured above and below. On the square is a new memorial to all of the county's veterans.
Below are millstones that are located on the courthouse grounds.
Below is pictured the Clay County Historical Society.
Below you can see the old brick streets and historic downtown that envelop the courthouse grounds.