Curious Louisville

For our latest installment of Curious Louisville, listener Peggy Hoffman came to us with the question, “How do you pronounce N-A-C-H-A-N-D? It’s a street off of Watterson Trail — what’s the history of it?”

We found out this distinct name is actually found on streets and buildings in both Louisville and Southern Indiana — Jeffersontown and Jeffersonville, specifically — and it turns out that the origin differs based on what side of the river you are on.

Jeffersonville Parks Department

The Nachand Field House in Jeffersonville, Indiana

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Ashlie Stevens is WFPL's Arts & Culture Reporter.