Bullitt County History

Bullitt County Clerks

Bullitt County was formed in 1796.

  1. 1797 - March 1803, Thomas Speed. First Clerk.
  2. April 1803 - March 1815, Fredrick William Spence Grayson
  3. April 1816 - June 1821, James Holbert (also spelled Halbert)
  4. July 1821 - March 1826, George F. Pope (1782-1840).
  5. April 1826 - October 1850, Noah C. Summers (held office for 24 years).
  6. October 1850 - August 1861, Robert F. Samuels (Buried in Shep. Cemetery in 1861. Ardent Union man)
  7. October 1861 - March 1866, Charles R. Samuels (Son of Robert. Died March 1866 at age of not quite 32. Buried Shep. Cemetery near his father)
  8. March 1866 - September 1874, R.J. Meyler (Sometimes spelled Meyer and Melyer (also spelled Myler). Moved to Bullitt County from Pennsylvania in 1860 as a school teacher. Harassed for being from the North, but succeeded in election for both County Attorney and County School Superintendent. Moved to Bowling Green in 1874, there becoming a wealthy distiller)
  9. September 1874 - 1890, E. W. "Dock" Hall (was born and raised in Mt. Washington)
  10. 1890 - November 1893, R. F. Hays
  11. November 1893 - January 1895, E.E. McCormick
  12. 1895 - December 1909, W. B. Tilden
  13. January 1910 - December 1929, Lindsey Ridgeway (Also spelled Ridgway.)
  14. January 1930 - December 1931, E. E. McCormick
  15. January 1932 - June 1932, F. T. Harned
  16. 1932 - 1941, Tommy Wilson. Brady Mooney was an assistant to Wilson.
  17. 1942 - 1973, T. L. Cook.
  18. 1974 - 1997, Nina (Troutman) Mooney
  19. August 1997 - December 2006, Nora McCawley.
  20. January 2007 - Present, Kevin Mooney.
Information Conflicts:
  • Some listings show "1852, William Wilson"?
  • And "1890 - Nov. 1892, W. H. Ridgeway?

This list of Bullitt County Clerks is provided by the Bullitt County History Museum. It was last updated on 25 May 2012. More information is on file at the Bullitt County History Museum.


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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 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 8 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: 08 Aug 2015 . Page URL: bullittcountyhistory.org/bchistory/countyclerks.html