Bullitt County History

Sale of Forge Tract - 1852

The Shepherdsville Iron Manufacturing Company advertised the sale of property including the forge tract in January 1852. A transcription of the ad is given below.

PUBLIC SALE OF LAND.

WILL be offered at public sale, before the Court House door in Shepherdsville, Bullitt county, Ky., on Monday, February 16th, '52, the following described tracts of land, to-wit:

One tract containing 400 acres, lying below and adjoining the town of Shepherdsville, about 150 acres of which is enclosed and in cultivation, and has on it a good frame dwelling, stables, and all necessary out buildings. This tract is commonly known as the "Forge Tract" - is rich bottom land, and well supplied with water.

Also a tract of 50 acres adjoining the above, embracing a valuable Mill seat; being the site of the Shepherdsville Rolling Mill, a very desirable location for a Grist and Saw Mill.

Also, a tract on Bullitt's Lick Run, adjoining the place of Isaac Moore, containing 350 acres, a part cleared and balance in timber.

Also, the timber on 50 acres of land owned by Jno. Chaddic, near Shepherdsville.

Terms. - One-fourth down and balance in three equal annual payments, with interest; and a lien retained to secure the payment of the same.

Refer to C. Quirey, Louisville, L. Hoagland, Shepherdsville, or to J. F. Bullitt, President, Shepherdsville Iron Manufacturing Co.


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