The Bullitt County History Museum

Westerfield Massacre

This historical marker describes the Westerfield Massacre. It is located at 1868 W Hebron Lane, near the Brooks interstate exit, and was formally dedicated on 14 Sep 2019 by the Dutch Cousins of Kentucky.

An image of the marker is shown below, followed by a transcription. Beneath the transcription are a collections of photos taken at the dedication.

Description: Several families, led by Low Dutchman James Westerfield, were attacked by American Indians while camped near here on April 3, 1781. Over a dozen travelers were killed & 2 girls were taken as captives to the British in Detroit. Survivors fled to nearby Clear's Station. Presented by Dutch Cousins of Kentucky.

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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 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 9 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: 28 Jan 2021 . Page URL: