The Bullitt County History Museum

Bullitt County 1940 Census Districts

The Bullitt County Enumeration Districts (ED) for the 1940 census were numbered from 15-1 through 15-11 inclusive. The county was divided politically into four magisterial districts: (1) Shepherdsville, (2) Mt. Washington, (3) Leaches, and (4) Pine Tavern.

ED 15.1 through 15.5 were in the Shepherdsville Magisterial District. The Mt. Washington Magisterial District included ED 15-6 and 15-7. Leaches contained only ED 15-8. Pine Tavern included ED 15-9, 15-10, and 15-11.

Below are brief descriptions of what each ED contained. For most of them we have included links to a map showing the ED as drawn over a 1937 county roadmap. Note that some of these maps are large and may be a bit slow in loading.

District 15-1 included the town of Shepherdsville, and the inmates in the Bullitt County Jail. No map is provided for this district.

District 15-2 included area outside of Shepherdsville, east of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad and southeast of Salt River. It included Bardstown Junction, and part of Brooks. A map is provided here.

District 15-3 included area outside of Shepherdsville, west of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad and north of State Highway 44. It also included part of Brooks. A map is provided here.

District 15-4 included area outside of Shepherdsville, south of State Highway 44, west of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, and north and west of Salt River. A map is provided here.

District 15-5 included that part of Fort Knox located in Bullitt County. This area is included on the map provided for ED 15-4 above. Although a separate district, no one was identified as living within its borders.

District 15-6 included an area east of U.S. Highway 31E and south of State Highway 44, including part of the town of Mount Washington. A map is provided here.

District 15-7 included an area west of U.S. Highway 31E and north of State Highway 44, including part of the town of Mount Washington. A map is provided here.

District 15-8 included all of the Leaches Magisterial District, including the Bullitt County Poor Farm, the villages of Clermont and Chapeze, and the Colored Orphans Home. A map is provided here.

District 15-9 included the town of Lebanon Junction. No map is provided.

District 15-10 included the area outside Lebanon Junction and east of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. It also included part of the community of Belmont. A map is provided here.

District 15-11 included the area outside Lebanon Junction and west of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. It also included part of the community of Belmont. A map is provided here.


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The Bullitt County History Museum, a service of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is located in the county courthouse at 300 South Buckman Street (Highway 61) in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The museum, along with its research room, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is free. The museum, as part of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and is classified as a 509(a)2 public charity. Contributions and bequests are deductible under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. Page last modified: 13 Jul 2015 . Page URL: bullittcountyhistory.org/c1940/bc1940maps.html