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The History of Bullitt County

Friday, January 9, 2009The History of Bullitt County

Formed in 1797 from parts of Jefferson and Nelson Counties, Bullitt County got its name from Alexander Scott Bullitt, a political leader In the early days of Kentucky’s statehood. Like many places in our region, the county’s timeline is marred with tragedies – the Civil War, a deadly train wreck in 1917, the 1937 flood that covered much of the land, including Shepherdsville, the county seat. Tune in this Friday when we’ll learn more about the rich and colorful history of Bullitt County, Kentucky.

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