Bullitt County Kentucky Genweb


Welcome to Shepherdsville

BULLITT County, Kentucky, in The surface is diversified with hills of moderate height, which are covered with pines, and abound in iron ore of rich quality. Cattle, sheep, and swine are the chief articles of export. 

In 1850 this county produced 418,530 bushels of corn; 82,298 of oats, and 13,146 pounds of wool. It contained 10 churches, and 150 pupils attending academies or other schools. The railroad from Louisville to Nashville will pass through the county, and afford an easy access to market. There are 2 iron furnaces, 1 rolling mill, and several woolen factories in operation. Capital, Shepherdsville. Population, 6784, of whom 5419 were free, and 1365, slaves. 

Baldwin, Thomas and J. Thomas, M.D. New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Grambo, & Co., 1854.  

The City of Shepherdsville was founded in the late eighteenth century by Adam Shepherd on the Salt River. It was chartered in 1793. The Shepherdsville post office opened in 1806. The population in 1990 was 4,805.




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Maps, Gazetteers & Geographic Help

Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer (University of Kentucky) You may search not only by town but for features such as streams, creeks, rivers, cemeteries.  Don't miss their COUNTY maps which are excellent for finding streams and landmarks

Map of Bullitt County (University of Kentucky) -takes a while to load but it shows detailed geography including creeks, roads, schools, churches cemeteries etc. A menu for similar maps of surrounding counties may be found here.  

Bullitt County City Maps

Bullitt Co. Travel & Tourism Page

Kentucky County Formation Family History 101

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Bullitt County Towns. Communities and Waterways

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This page was last updated on Tuesday March 29, 2011