The Bullitt County History Museum

Bullitt County Historical Markers Videos

1917 Shepherdsville Train Wreck
On December 20, 1917 the local Accommodation train pulled into Shepherdsville after sunset. While local patrons disembarked and additional passengers boarded the local train, the Cincinnati to New Orleans Flyer express train bore down on Shepherdsville. Moments later a collision left death and destruction in its wake. This is the story of that terrible time.
Adam Shepherd
This historical marker video describes Adam Shepherd for whom Shepherdsville is named. The marker is located on the courthouse lawn.
Alma Wallace Lesch
This historical marker video honors the textile artist Alma Wallace Lesch. It is located in Shepherdsville near the intersection of Highway 44W (4th Street) and Buckman Street.
Brashear's Station
The Brashear's Station historical marker is one of the oldest in Bullitt County.
Civil War
Many of the historical markers in Bullitt County describe events that occurred during the Civil War. In this presentation, we briefly describe those events, along with related activities.
County Named, 1796
The historical marker featured in this video sits on the courthouse lawn, near the memorial to those who lost their lives while serving in our nation's military. This marker commerates the county's establisment and honors the man for whom it is named.
Early Industry
These three markers focus on the early salt and iron industries that took place in our early years.
Shepherdsville Pioneer Graveyard
The Pioneer Graveyard Historical Marker is located on the north side of the City Park in Shepherdsville. It was placed there following the restoration of the cemetery in 2005.
Westerfield Massacre
This Westerfield Massacre historical marker is located near the former Brook's Spring in Bullitt County. It stands in remembrance of the lives lost or forever changed in that wilderness on that early April morning in 1781.

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: 28 Jan 2021 . Page URL: