Bullitt County History

Survey Tracts Just to the North of Bullitt County

An advertisement in the Kentucky Gazette on on 7 Aug 1815 led us to investigate the location of a large tract of land claimed by William Fleming, which in turn led to the location of several of the neighboring surveys. While it seems possible that the southernmost part of Fleming's survey dips down into present day Bullitt County, most of it lay to the north in Jefferson County. Nevertheless, we will share what we have learned about these surveys in the hope that other researchers will find the information useful.

This drawing shows the relationships of these tracts to one another. As you can see, there appears to be some overlapping of several of the tracts. The links below will take you to pages that describe each of them in more detail.

William Fleming's 10,200 acres

Mitchell and Wilson's 2000 acres

George Wilson's 564 acres

Simon Triplett's 2000 acres

Rev. James Madison's 1250 acres


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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 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 9 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: 21 Aug 2021 . Page URL: bullittcountyhistory.org/bchistory/northern-neighbors.html