The Bullitt County History Museum

Table of Contents

Here we have grouped links to the contents of our web site in what we hope is a useful format. If you are unable to locate what you seek within these links, we urge you to use our "Search" link at the top of this page.

Bullitt Memories Articles

David Strange and Charlie Hartley write weekly articles on Bullitt County "Memories" that appear in the Courier-Journal Neighborhoods section, normally on Sunday. These articles are also archived on the museum web site. A list of these articles, and links to them, may be found by following this link. Also, a new book based on these articles has been published. Read about it here.

A Developing History

Dedication
The Land | The Forests | The Salt
The Indians | Projectile Points
Creation of County
A Time Line Project
1793 Petition to Governor Shelby for Protection

Writings of Robert E. McDowell
    and Related Things

Bullitt's Lick - The Related Saltworks
The Wilderness Road
The Wilderness Road's Louisville End
The Wilderness Road in Bullitt/Jefferson Counties
Wilderness Road Through the Wetwoods

Early Historical Sketches

Bullitt County in | 1878 | 1901 | 1905 | 1918 |
Cahill's Escape
Trabue's Visit to Bullitt's Lick
Excerpt from William Fleming's Journal
Last Indian Fight in the County
Locating Lost Boundary Markers
"Rowed Up Salt River"
Salt River and Floyd's Fork Survey in 1837
Shepherdsville in 1936
Smallpox in Lebanon Junction, 1899

Early Surveys:

Early Land Tracts
Long Lick Creek Surveys
Jacob Bowman's 1000 Acre Survey
Brashear Land Tracts
Charles Broughton Tracts
Parmenus Briscoe, 60 Acres
Briscoe to Crist and Spears | 400 Acres | 340 Acres |
Henry Crist and Briscoe's 60 Acres
Charles Chinn's 1000 Acre Survey
Wm. Christian's 1000 Acres
Jacob Froman's 600 Acre Tract
Jacob Froman's 1670 Acres
Cuthbert Harrison's 5000 Acres
William C. Herps' 1902 Plat Drawing
John Larue Heirs' 21,000 Acres
Wilford Lee's 6 Acres
Thomas McGee's 450 Acres
Jacob Myer's 400 Acres
Peter Philips' Surveys
Jesse Reede's 400 Acre Survey
Spelman and Owings' 400 Acre Survey
Adam Shepherd | 200 Acres | 925 Acres |
Peter Shepherd | 600 | 900 | 100 Acres |
42 Early Bullitt County Land Grants
Frye vs Essry Land Dispute

Civil War and Bullitt County:

Official Reports on Civil War Activity
General Map to Accompany Civil War Records
A Civil War Adventure
Brig. Gen R. W. Johnson in Lebanon Junction
Orphan Brigade
Civil War Military Activity in Bullitt County
Company "B," Sixth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry
A Civil War Episode Told by John W. Ratliff
Henry B. Mattingly - Medal of Honor Recipient
Mattingly Memorial Ceremony
Minnesota Civil War Regiment in Bullitt County

African American History

African American Cemeteries
African American Death Reports, 1859-1880
My Memories of Bowman's Valley School
African American Education in Bullitt County
African American History - report by Daniel Buxton
African American Marriage Book, 1874-1914
Eckstein Norton University
Lucinda Knight Biographical Sketch
Reece Northern - African American Soldier
Slavery in 1820 | 1830 | 1840 | 1850 |
Afro-American Charitable Institution Society

Paroquet Springs Articles

Paroquet Springs Newspaper Articles, 1871-1888
Scenes at Paroquet Springs - a 1909 Article
The Lone Grave at Paroquet Springs
Pursuit of Health and Happiness
  at Paroquet Springs 1838 to 1888

Incorporation of Paroquet Springs Company

Iron and Iron Products Production

Iron Manufacturing in Shepherdsville
The Firm of Quiry & Tyler
Iron Furnaces
Belmont Furnace Photos
Bullitt County Connections to Shaker Village

Pitt's Point

Pitt's Point 1858 Plat
Abraham Froman's 600 Acre Survey in 1828
Butler Lodge, No. 194, at Pitt's Point
Pitt's Point 1870 Census
Pitt's Point - A History
Incorporation of Pitt's Point
Incorporation of Pitt's Point Academy
Pitt's Point Video (WDRB-41)
Pitt's Point 1936 Topo Map

Shepherdsville 1917 Train Wreck

The Story  |  Books Available
Train Wreck Story on Kentucky Life (KET)
Train Wreck Model
Memorial Service  |  Service Photos
Railroad Commission Inquiry
Train Wreck - Supplement #1
Train Wreck - Supplement #2
Eliza Craven Family - Train Wreck Victims
Victims' Death Certificates

Miscellaneous Historical Things

1857 Political Meeting
1890 General Assembly Act Regarding Mt. Washington
1896 County Fair Catalog
1899 Train Wreck at Gap in Knob
1958 Train Wreck Near Bardstown Junction
1973 Train Wreck in Shepherdsville
Banks in Bullitt County, 1913
Bardstown Junction 1881 Article
Bardstown Junction 1888 Train Wreck
Bernheim Forest 1941 Article
Bicentennial Celebration by Tom Pack
Benjamin Frye v. John Essry
Bray Family Bible Images
Buky Family Tragedy
Bullitt County - Geographical Positions in 1904
Bullitt County Manufacturing Company
Bullitt Pioneer Newspaper
Buzz - S.H.S. Newspaper for November 1948
Charles Carroll Lawsuit
Corps of Engineers 1903 Salt River Report
County Geography Maps
County Historical TidBits and Trivia
County Poor Farm
Doctors, 1896-97
Ed Croan and the Dog Tax Law
Elizabeth Griffin Act
Federal Pensioners in 1883
Federal Taxes in 1866 Bullitt County
Great Flood of 1909
Greenup Miller's Will
The Hagan-Barbour Feud - A New Book
Huber v. Armstrong's Widow and Heirs
  - Court of Appeals Case

Incorporation of Peoples Bank of Mt. Washington
It Happened In Bullitt County
Jim Beam 1969 Advertisement
John McDowell's 1833 Will
Joseph Lloyd Letter
Knoll Park Company
Lewis Snap and the Mt. Washington Trustees, 1834
L&N Railroad Passenger Traffic in Bullitt County, 1870-71
L&N Railroad vs Susan Hagan, Right of Way Dispute
Lucas Moore's Horses
Masonic Lodge #155
Miles Lodge #341 at Cupio
Mt. Washington News
Murder and Retribution - 1889
Murphy, Barber & Company Distillery
Post Offices in 1871
Prominent People in 1847
Railroad Accidents and Wrecks Time Line Project
Residential Building Permits, 1990-2009
Revolutionary War Pensioners in Bullitt County
R. L. Campbell Letter Regarding Bullitt County
Shepherdsville - Establishment
  and Early Expansion

Original Shepherdsville Lots
Shepherdsville 1870 Expansion
Shepherdsville Train Wreck - 1882
Shepherdsville in 1885, An Article
Shortsville Post Office
Simmons vs. McKay - Court of Appeals Case
Southern Jefferson County 1879 Precincts
Stansberry's Heirs vs. Pope, &c.
  - Court of Appeals Case

State Auditor's Reports | 1854 | 1859 |
Thomas Phelps' 1797 Will
Troutwine v. Louisville & Nashville R.R. Co.
Valley of the Drums - EPA Report
Westerfield Massacre
Where was Paris?
Zoneton Community

More Miscellaneous Things

24th District Basketball Tournament Program - 1953
Betty Darnell's Researching Tips
Bullitt County Agriculture - 2007
Bullitt County Flag
Bullitt County Historical Markers
Bullitt County Newspapers
Bullitt County Triangulation Points
Circuit Clerk's Office Research
Exploring a Bullitt County Cave
Free Online Genealogical Resources
General Tidbits of Information
The Knobs of Northwestern Bullitt County
Places in Bullitt County
T. C. Carroll Plats Index
Useful Links

About the Museum

Directions  |  Newsletters  |  Available Books
Mission Statement  |  Kentucky History Awards
Bullitt County History Poster  |  Staff Photo
Family Files at the Museum

Bullitt County Genealogical Society

About the Society |  Officers
Calendar of Events | How to Join
Wilderness Road (Society Quarterly)
  - Brief Summaries of Back Issues

Publications Available to Purchase
Wilderness Road Volumes 1-3 Online
Wilderness Road Volumes 4-5 Online
BCGS Service Awards

Cemeteries and Grave Sites

Cemetery Pages List
Report on Simmons/Henderson Cemetery
Lone Grave
Links to Bullitt County Cemeteries Online
Trunnel Cemetery Restoration Event Photos
Cemetery Committee
Cemetery Committee Trips to Fort Knox
Cemetery Preservation and Tombstone Repair
The Wayward Tombstone of Ethridge L. Stith

Bullitt County Marriages, Births, and Deaths

Bullitt Countians Who Died in Military Service
Bullitt County Marriages in 1890
Deaths by Influenza, Pneumonia, & Tuberculosis, Sep 1918 - Jun 1920
Delay Birth Certificates
Tenth Precinct Birth Records 1911-1922
Deaths by year:
1894 | 1910 | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 |
Deaths Summary 1911-1915
Assorted Obituaries in | 1911 | 1912 |

Bullitt County Census Data

1790 KY Census
Census Summaries:
| 1800-1840 | 1850-1860 | 1870-1880 | 1890 |
| 1900-1920 | 1930-1960 |
Slavery in | 1820 | 1830 | 1840 | 1850 |
1810 Census Transcription
Bullitt County 1940 Census Districts
1860 Census Information
1940 Census Index for ED 15-1

Religion and Education

1912 Eighth Grade Examination
1912 Eighth Grade Examination - Answers
1923 Common School Diploma Examination
1929 Shepherdsville High School Yearbook
1937 Lebanon Junction High School Annual
Bullitt County Schools in 1895-1897
Bullitt County Schools in 1911
Bullitt County Schools Map - 1942
Tidbits of Catholic-Related History in Bullitt County
Catholic Missions in Bullitt County
Eckstein Norton University
Lebanon Junction School Tax Case, 1903
Letter of Memoriam for the Old Hebron School
St. John's Chapel
Bullitt County Schools - Past and Present
Bullitt County Teachers 1782-1953
Bullitt County Teachers in 1924
Population and School Enrollment 1955-2012
Riverview School

Biographical Sketches

Grover Cleveland Achors - His Own Words
Silas Field Barrall Obituary
Mary Ellen Magruder Barrall Obituary
Dr. David Milton Bates
Charles Preston Bradbury - A Tribute
Dr. Walter Brashear
David Franklin Brooks
Captain Thomas Bullitt
Thomas Bullitt and the Bullitt Family
Alexander Scott Bullitt
Tarlton Combs Carroll
William B. Campbell and his 1936 Letter
Ben Chapeze
John H. Collings
John D. Colmesnil
James Fletcher Combs
Claud Morgan Crist Obituary
Henry Crist
Casper and William Herps
Richard Morgan Hocker
J. Clarence Holsclaw Obituary
Dr. Emmet F. Horine
Samuel A. Hornbeck
Jacob Hubbs
Hubers and Cassedays
Otto Earle Johnson, M. D.
Henry Frederick Kalfus, M.D.
Colonel Philip Lightfoot Lee | 1 | 2 |
Woodrow Masden - A Bullitt County Family
Robert Emmett McDowell
Gardner McKay
James B. Myers
William S. Napper, M.D.
Christopher O'Brien Lineage
Henry Pauley - Shepherdsville's Hermit
Burlyn Pike
George L. Pope, M.D.
Aunt Lizzie Pottinger Reminiscing
Oretha Ridgeway
Dr. Samuel Howard Ridgway
Ora Lee Roby
Sligar Family in Bullitt County
Linton Snapp
Edgar B. Stansbury
Frank Pierce Straus
Embry Lee Swearingen
Robert Levi Troutman Obituary
Chapeze Wathen
Jarret Williams and His Descendants
James Robert Zimmerman

Adam Shepherd Family Links

Peter and Adam Shepherd Kentucky Surveys |
Adam Shepherd | 200 Acres | 925 Acres |
Peter Shepherd | 600 | 900 | 100 Acres |
Eulalia Flaget Wathen's Letter About Her Shepherd Ancestors
Peter Shepherd Bio Sketch
Shepherd Heirs to Francis Maraman Deed
Shepherd Heirs to Benjamin Chapeze Deed

Media: Photos, Slideshows, Videos

Photo Albums:
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 |
| 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 |
Burlyn Pike Photo Sets: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 |
175th Anniversary Albums: | 1 | 2 | 3 |
Mildred Bergen's Photo Album
Greenbriar School Photo
Help Identify This Picture
1961 Shepherdsville Flood
Photos of Unknown People
Belmont Furnace Slideshow
Bullitt Blast 2008
Shepherdsville Living History Time Line 2008
  | Slideshow | Photos |
Flood of 1937 - A Page of Links
Identify This Flood
Staff at Elizabethtown Book Fair
Gospel Kingdom Campground Historic Video
World War I Display
Maraman-Masden-Crenshaw Family
  Reunion Photo

Cave Trip Slideshow
Springtime at Bernheim Forest [offsite link]
Captain John L. Foster Family Photograph
Noah C. Summers Portrait
Family Fair 2011 Pictures
Bullitt County Nature Scenes Video
Shepherdsville High School 1951 Basketball Team
Snake Hollow at Bernheim Video
West Point, Kentucky Video
WFPL Radio Interview -
  Topic: Bullitt County History

Elected Officials

1847 Mt. Washington Trustees Election
1920 Voting Precincts
Bullitt County Election Data 1982-2011
County Election Officials 1906-1916
County | Clerks | Jailors | Judges | Sheriffs |
County Representatives in the General Assembly Prior to 1900
State Senators and Representatives for Bullitt County, 1900-2002
Women in Bullitt County Government

Maps, Roadways, Routes

Blue Lick Creek Bridge
Blue Lick Road Bridge Site
Brooks Run Bridge
Bullitt County Map (no date)
Bullitt County Map - 1897
Bullitt County Road Levy Act - 1886
County 1920 Map
County 1925 Map
County 1958 Road Map
County Roads in 1915
County Road Maintenance (1849)
Filson 1784 Map
Floyd's Fork Bridge - 1813
Highway 44 in 1907 and 1997
Local Roadways in 1887
Mt. Washington 1847 Map
Mt. Washington and the Bardstown Road - 1907
Postal Routes in 1894
Road Incorporations in 1869
Shepherdsville 1897 Street Map
Shepherdsville 1886 Sanborn Map
Shepherdsville 1909 Sanborn Map
Shepherdsville 1920 Sanborn Map
Shepherdsville 1929 Sanborn Map
Blue Lick Turnpike Road Company
Shepherdsville/Belmont Furnace Turnpike Road Co.
Shepherdsville/Elizabethtown Turnpike Road Co.
Shepherdsville/Louisville Plank Road Co. Merger
Shepherdsville/Louisville Turnpike Road Co.
Shepherdsville and Pitt's Point Turnpike Road Company
Spencer, Bullitt, and Jefferson Turnpike Road Co.

 

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: 12 Sep 2014 . Page URL: bullittcountyhistory.org/contents.html