Jeffersontown is a 2nd-class city in Jefferson County, Kentucky and is a major suburb of Louisville located between Bardstown Road, Shelbyville Road and Gene Snyder and Watterson. When the Louisville Metro government was established in 2003 Jeffersontown remained an independent city. Jeffersontown started in the late 1700s as a stopover for early pioneers on their way to the Falls of the Ohio in Louisville. In May 1797, Abraham Bruner sucessfully petitioned to incorporate a 40-acre section of his land as the city of Jefferson. The city of Jeffersontown is governed by a mayor and eight city council members.
Jeffersontown has a lot to offer with its wonderful residential areas, parks, golf courses, shopping areas, business districts and Bluegrass Industrial Park. It is also known for the famous "Gaslight Festival" held the third weekend in September. The festival, which attracts more than 200,000 visitors every year, has branched out from the heart of Jeffersontown into many of the side streets.