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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bullitt County, Kentucky

Clickable Map of Bullitt County, Kentucky and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bullitt County, KY (21) Hardin County, KY (93) Jefferson County, KY (357) Nelson County, KY (54) Spencer County, KY (8)  BullittCounty(21) Bullitt County (21)  HardinCounty(93) Hardin County (93)  JeffersonCounty(357) Jefferson County (357)  NelsonCounty(54) Nelson County (54)  SpencerCounty(8) Spencer County (8)
Shepherdsville is the county seat for Bullitt County
Adjacent to Bullitt County, Kentucky
      Hardin County (93)  
      Jefferson County (357)  
      Nelson County (54)  
      Spencer County (8)  
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1 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Bardstown Junction — 34 — Action at Bardstown JunctionGreat Raid — July 6, 1863 —
John Hunt Morgan's command of some 2,500 men left Bardstown and moved west. The raid, to this point, simply had not gone as planned. Morgan had fought two pitched battles at Green River Bridge and at Lebanon and had been held up for hours by Union . . . Map (db m122941) HM
2 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Bardstown Junction — 1162 — Salt River Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Stood one mile west. It was a stone stack 33 ft. high with a maximum inner diameter of 10 ft. Its fuel was charcoal, and its air blast machinery was driven by a steam engine, blowing preheated air through the stack. Built in 1832, perhaps by John H. . . . Map (db m122030) HM
3 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Belmont — 33 — Stockade at BelmontGreat Raid — July 6, 1863 —
By early December 1862 stockades had been constructed along the L&N at Shepherdsville, Bardstown Junction, Belmont and Cain Run, just north of Lebanon Junction. These wooden fortifications were designed to protect against an attack by cavalry or . . . Map (db m122943) HM
4 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Clermont — 1415 — Mystery Cemetery
Decades-old graveyard discovered near here. Graves, with unmarked headstones, believed to be those of itinerant railroad workers struck down by cholera epidemic during the construction of the Bardstown-Springfield-Louisville Railroad around 1854, or . . . Map (db m171587) HM
5 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Lebanon Junction — 1136 — Belmont Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky
Belmont Furnace Stone stack 500 yds. east, 33 ft. high originally, 10 ft. across inside. Built in 1844, perhaps by John H. Baker, rebuilt in 1853, it burned charcoal fuel, smelted iron ore from Cane Run. The air blast machinery was powered . . . Map (db m174393) HM
6 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Lebanon Junction — 14 — Lebanon JunctionChristmas Raid — December 29-30, 1862 —
The American Civil War was the first conflict to utilize railroads for the movement of troops and supplies. Consequently, protecting the railroads was an important aspect of military strategy on both sides. In Kentucky this task fell to the Union . . . Map (db m122944) HM
7 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Lebanon Junction — 1324 — Sherman Here
USA Gen. William T. Sherman with 4,000 troops made headquarters here, late September, 1861. Object to secure Muldraugh's Hill against anticipated onrush of Confederates toward Louisville and to rally Kentuckians to Union cause. CSA Gen. Simon B. . . . Map (db m122002) HM
8 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Mount Washington — James M. Lloyd House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m223443) HM
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9 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Mount Washington — 1022 — Mile Stones, ca. 1835
Along the early turnpikes the law required mile posts. Some were cut from stone and some cast in iron. They showed the distance to each end of the turnpike. Typical of the stone markers are 14 along the east side of the present highway, at their . . . Map (db m204267) HM
10 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Sheperdsville — 35 — Fort DeWolf Reported unreadable
The Union army began protecting the L&N Railroad from the beginning of the war. Once Nashville was taken the railroad became a vital supply line for Federal troops in Tennessee. It was equally important for the Confederacy to disrupt that line of . . . Map (db m171603) HM
11 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Shepherdsville — 2494 — Adam Shepherd
An explorer and surveyor, he was born in Pennsylvania on March 21, 1757. He came to Kentucky ca. 1781 to survey land for his father. Named a justice of the peace in 1793, he founded Shepherdsville on 50 acres on the north side of the Salt River that . . . Map (db m122012) HM
12 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Shepherdsville — 2159 — Alma Wallace Lesch1917-1999
Side A A pioneer of the contemporary crafts movement, Lesch was an internationally exhibited textile teacher and artist, noted for work with fabric and found objects. Wrote influential book, Vegetable Dyeing, in 1970. Named Master Craftsman . . . Map (db m122017) HM
13 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Shepherdsville — 1944 — Brashear's Station
An early station on the Wilderness Road between the Falls of the Ohio (Louisville) and Harrodsburg, Brashear's Station was a haven for pioneer hunters and travelers. It was built at mouth of Floyd's Fork near bank of Salt River, 1779. Founded by . . . Map (db m174444) HM
14 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Shepherdsville — 2580 — Brooks' Spring / Westerfield Massacre
Brooks' Spring The spring here, first called Stewart's or Phillips' and then Brooks' Spring, was a well-known camping place in the early 1780s on the main route from the Falls of the Ohio & Beargrass Creek to Bullitt's Lick and Harrodsburg. . . . Map (db m174479) HM
15 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Shepherdsville — Bullitt County Veterans Memorial
In Memoriam To all those from Bullitt County who have made the supreme sacrifice and given their lives while serving their country in the defense of the liberty, justice and freedoms of us all. Since the independence of our beloved nation . . . Map (db m122016) WM
16 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Shepherdsville — 133 — Bullitt's Lick
Located by Captain Thomas Bullitt, 1773. Site of early commercial production of salt in Kentucky. This lick provided salt for Kentucky settlements and the Illinois country.Map (db m174439) HM
17 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Shepherdsville — 890 — County Named, 1796
For Alexander Scott Bullitt, a leader in the political formation of Kentucky. Member conventions, 1788, seeking statehood and, 1792, drafting first Ky. Constitution. President Ky. Senate, 1792-99, and second constitutional convention, 1799. Elected . . . Map (db m122013) HM
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18 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Shepherdsville — 1296 — L & N Bridge - Civil War
Destroyed 3 times by CSA. Partially razed on Sept. 7, 1862, by troops under Col. John Hutcheson. During the occupation of Shepherdsville, Sept. 28 Braxton Bragg's troops again destroyed it, but new bridge was up by Oct. 11. After Battle of . . . Map (db m136632) HM
19 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Shepherdsville — 1413 — Morgan - On To Ohio
July 2, 1863, CSA Gen. J.H. Morgan began raid to prevent USA move to Tenn. and Va. Repulsed at Green River, July 4. Defeated USA force at Lebanon, July 5. Moved through Bardstown, July 6. After night march, crossed here July 7. Rested troops few . . . Map (db m71984) HM
20 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Shepherdsville — 21 — Shepherdsville Pioneer GraveyardEstablished Circa 1799
The Shepherdsville Pioneer Graveyard (the word "cemetery” was not commonly used until sometime later) was established circa 1799 and abandoned in 1909 following a flood. The Hebron Cemetery was opened in northern Bullitt County in the 1890s, . . . Map (db m174404) HM
21 Kentucky, Bullitt County, Shepherdsville — The 1917 Train WreckThe Deadliest Train Wreck in Kentucky History
Look at the railroad tracks before you. On December 20, 1917, these tracks witnessed a terrible tragedy that killed or injured nearly a hundred people, changing the lives of their families and communities forever. The local train, known as the . . . Map (db m174394) HM
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May. 31, 2023