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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Shepherdsville, Kentucky
Location of Shepherdsville, Kentucky
► Bullitt County (19) ► Hardin County (72) ► Jefferson County (264) ► Nelson County (48) ► Spencer County (8)
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|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|
|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|
|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|
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|
| 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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|