Jeffersonville is located in the southern part of the state of Indiana and a city and seat of Clark County and sits along the Ohio River at the head of the Falls of Ohio, which is situated on the opposite side of Louisville in Kentucky. The area where the present-day Jeffersonville stated was laid out in 1802 based on a plan that was suggested by then-president Thomas Jefferson to whom the city was named as well. In the early 19th century, the economy started to prosper as a steamboat or river packet building centers were established that turned out many paddle wheelers; however, the same inundated by the floodwater in 1937. The location of the city is an ideal place for an industrial and agricultural area. And it also made Jeffersonville a barge terminal for the river transportation and shipyards.