The Bullitt County History Museum

County Named, 1796

This historical marker describes the establishment of Bullitt County in 1796. It is located in Shepherdsville on the Court House lawn. The marker is shown below, and beneath it is a transcription of its contents.

Description: 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 first Lieut. Gov. of Ky., 1800-04, then re-elected to Senate, one term. Born in Va., 1762, came Ky., 1783, died, 1816.


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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: 17 Sep 2017 . Page URL: bullittcountyhistory.org/hmarkers/countynamed.html