JEFFERSONVILLE, a city in southeast Indiana, the seat of Clark county, is on the Ohio River across from Louisville, Ky. It is a residential and industrial city that grew from shipbuilding and river trade. The city now manufactures wood products, sporting goods, chemicals, gun-powder, and riverboats and barges.
Indiana University Southeast and Indiana Vocational and Technical College maintain campuses here. The Howard National Steamboat Museum has an excellent collection of steamboat memorabilia. The Colgate clock, with a 40-foot (12-meter) diameter, is one of the largest clocks in the world.
Jeffersonville, named for Thomas Jefferson, was laid out in 1802 and incorporated as a town in 1817 and as a city in 1839. It has a mayorcouncil government.