Newburg Neighborhood History

“In the 19th century, Newburg was considered a coach stop to Louisville.”

— David Morgan, Jefferson County Office of Historic Preservation and Archives

Did You Know?

  • In 1969, 24 sixth-graders at Newburg Elementary named 14 Newburg streets after famous African-Americans and community leaders.
  • Forest Baptist Church became the first church in Newburg in 1867 and held its first service in the home of Eliza Tevis.

Learn more about Newburg’s History.

Metro Council District 10 Councilman: Pat Mulvihill

Pat Mulvihill was first elected as the Metro Councilman for District 10. He was re-elected for his first full four year term in 2016. As a lifelong resident of District 10, he’s spent over 15 years in public service. District 10 serves the people of Petersburg, Buechel, West Buechel, Bashford Manor, Watterson Park, Audubon Ridge, Camp Taylor, Fincastle, Nightingale, Audubon Park, North Audubon, Schnitzelburg, Parkway Village, Germantown-Paristown, George Rogers Clark Park, Prestonia, and Belmar.

Pat and his wife, Jennifer, an attorney who serves as Compliance Manager for LG&E/KU, live in the heart of District 10 with their three children — Jack, Jacob, and Katie.

Learn more about your Councilman here.

Barbara Shanklin: District 2

Barbara Shanklin is a founding member of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Council and was first elected to serve in November 2002.  In 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016, she was re-elected to four year terms. In 2005, she served as president of the Metro Council. Previously, she served as Majority Caucus Chair. In 2011 and 2012, she served as the Vice-Chair of the Democratic Caucus.

Dr. Shanklin represents the neighborhoods of Newburg, Norfolk, Poplar Hills, and Buechel. She is president of the Newburg Board of Directors and previously served as a community liaison for the Jefferson County Police Department and as a social action representative for IUE-CWA Local 761. Learn more about Dr. Shanklin here.