Bullitt County History

Incorporation of Pitts Point

On 14 Feb 1861 the General Assembly approved an act to incorporate the town of Pitts Point. We have transcribed this act below.


From Acts of the Commonwealth of Kentucky passed by the General Assembly, Volume II; Frankfort, KY: John B. Major, state printer; 1861, pages 82, 210.


CHAPTER 148. - page 82

AN ACT to incorporate the town of Pitt's Point.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

§ 1. That the town of Pitt's Point, in the county of Bullitt, be, and the same is hereby, incorporated under the name aforesaid; the boundary of the town to be limited as follows: Commencing at the corner of Rolling Fork and Salt River street; thence up Rolling Fork to Brown street; thence with Brown street to Froman street; thence with Froman street to the corner of lot No. 47; thence northeast to the corner of lot No. 47; thence northeast to the corner of lot No. 87; thence southeast to the corner of lot No. 68; thence southwest to Froman street; thence with Froman street to the Salt River street; thence with Salt River to the beginning.

§ 2. A board of five trustees, who shall each be housekeepers, residing within the town limits aforesaid, shall have power to authorize the levy of taxes on the property of citizens, to be appropriated for the benefit of said town, either in building and constructing sidewalks, improving streets, or for such other purposes as will result beneficially to the welfare of the citizens of said town; no person to hold the office of trustee of said town who is not of the full age of twenty-one years. Said trustees shall have the additional power to grant license to establish coffee-houses for the accommodation of guests. Said trustees to be elected on the first Saturday in May, 1861, by the legal voters of said town, and hold their offices for the term of one year, or until their successors are elected or appointed. In case of vacancy by death, resignation, or other cause, of any one or more of said trustees, the remaining trustee or trustees to fill the vacancy by appointment.

§ 3. In addition, (on the 1st Monday in August next,) a police judge shall be elected, and commissioned by the Governor, for the term of four years, and whose jurisdiction shall be concurrent with a justice of the peace in civil actions in the magistrates' district in which said town is situated; said police judge, before election and qualifying as police judge aforesaid, shall possess all the constitutional and legal prerequisites, and be liable to all the penalties of an acting justice of the peace. In the same manner, and at the same time as aforesaid, a town marshal shall be elected for a term of two years, who shall have the same powers as a constable of Bullitt county, be subject to the same penalties, and possess, at the time of his election, all the constitutional and legal prerequisites now required for the office of constable. The marshal of said town, before he enters upon the duties of his office, shall give bond with approved security, conditioned according to law, and take the oath of office in the county court of Bullitt county, in the same manner and for the same purposes, and subject to the same penalties and restrictions, that constables are liable to by law for a breach of their bond; and he shall also give bond to the trustees of said town, with approved security, for his faithful performance of the duties of marshal, acting under the by-laws of said town; and for a breach of either of his said bonds he and his sureties may be proceeded against in the county court of Bullitt county by motion by the parties aggrieved. The board of trustees aforesaid may make such by-laws as they may deem right for the government of said town, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the United States and this Commonwealth.

§ 4. Each of the officers aforesaid shall qualify and enter upon the duties of their several offices on the 2d Saturday in May, 1861, by taking their several oaths of office as provided in the constitution of this Commonwealth before the probate judge, or some justice of the peace for Bullitt county.

§ 5. This act to take effect from the date of its passage. Approved February 14, 1861.


CHAPTER 334. - page 210

AN ACT to amend the charter of Pitt's Point.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

§ 1. That the trustees, police judge, and marshal of the town of Pitt's Point, shall qualify and enter upon the discharge of their duties on the second Saturday in August, 1861.

§ 2. This act to take effect from its passage. Approved April 4, 1861.


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