Bullitt County History

The Creation of the Pine Tavern Voting Precinct in 1825

Prior to the passage of this Act of the General Assembly in January 1825, Bullitt County had been divided into two voting precincts centered in the towns of Shepherdsville and Mount Vernon (later Mt. Washington). By this act, a new precinct was created to serve the southernmost part of the county. The Pine Tavern was selected as the place where voting would take place in this new precinct.

Acts Passed at the First Session of the Thirty-Third General Assembly for the Commonwealth of Kentucky; Frankfort, 1825; page 144.

CHAP. 140. - An ACT to establish an Election Precinct in Bullitt county.

SEC. 1. BE it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That all that part of the county of Bullitt contained within the following boundary, to wit: Beginning at the mouth of Wilson's creek, on the Rolling fork; thence up said creek, to the mouth of Overal's fork; thence up said creek, to the dividing ridge between said fork and Crooked creek; thence down Crooked creek, to the Rolling fork; thence up the Rolling fork, to the beginning, shall form an election precinct; and the qualified voters shall meet at the house now occupied by Isaac Price, known by the name of the Pine Tavern, and vote at general elections; and the county court of Bullitt shall appoint judges and a clerk to said precinct, as judges and clerks in other precincts are in said county; and the sheriff or his deputy, shall attend said election precinct, and compare the polls at the same time and place of comparing them from the other precincts in said county.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That any qualified voter within the bounds of said precinct, may have his election either to vote at said precinct or at the county seat.

[Approved, January 11, 1825.]

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