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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Shepherdsville, 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 (24) Hardin County, KY (93) Jefferson County, KY (358) Nelson County, KY (54) Spencer County, KY (8)  BullittCounty(24) Bullitt County (24)  HardinCounty(93) Hardin County (93)  JeffersonCounty(358) Jefferson County (358)  NelsonCounty(54) Nelson County (54)  SpencerCounty(8) Spencer County (8)
Shepherdsville is the county seat for Bullitt County
Shepherdsville is in Bullitt County
      Bullitt County (24)  
      Hardin County (93)  
      Jefferson County (358)  
      Nelson County (54)  
      Spencer County (8)  
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1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
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9 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
10 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
11 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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Feb. 25, 2024