Home of the famous Gaslight Festival, Jeffersontown is a wonderful mix of residential areas, shopping centers, business districts and Blugrass Industrial Park. Easy access to many golf courses, area parks and recreation facilities. Located between Bardstown Rd, Shelbyville, Rd. and the Watterson & Gene Snyder Expressways. Jeffersontown has it all!
In the late 1700s, Revolutionary War veterans and other colonizers began to settle in the area that would eventually become known as Jeffersontown. In 1794, Abraham Bruner purchased 122 acres on a forested ridge near Chenoweth Run Creek with the intent of establishing a town at the intersection of two roads commonly traveled by the new settlers. Residents dubbed their new settlement “Brunerstown,” to show pride in Abraham Bruner and their primarily Germanic heritage. On May 3, 1797, however, the city was officially incorporated and named after the current vice-president, Thomas Jefferson.