Why is the fleur de lis a part of Louisville’s logo and seen throughout town on street signs, in architectural embellishments, tattooed on locals and on merchandise in stores?

Well, Louisville was named after King Louis XVI of the House of Bourbon in 1778 in appreciation of France’s assistance in the Revolutionary War. Therefore, his family’s symbol, the fleur de lis, was long ago adopted by Louisville as the city’s emblem. It is the centerpiece of the city’s Official Seal as well as a symbol of hometown pride among locals.