BULLITT County, Kentucky,
in The surface is
diversified with hills of moderate height, which are covered with pines,
and abound in iron ore of rich quality. Cattle, sheep, and swine are the
chief articles of export.
In 1850 this county produced 418,530 bushels of
corn; 82,298 of oats, and 13,146 pounds of wool. It contained 10 churches,
and 150 pupils attending academies or other schools. The railroad from
Louisville to Nashville will pass through the county, and afford an easy
access to market. There are 2 iron furnaces, 1 rolling mill, and several
woolen factories in operation. Capital, Shepherdsville. Population, 6784,
of whom 5419 were free, and 1365, slaves.
Baldwin, Thomas and J. Thomas,
M.D. New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States. Philadelphia, PA:
Lippincott, Grambo, & Co., 1854.
The City of
Shepherdsville was founded in the late eighteenth century by Adam Shepherd
on the Salt River. It was chartered in 1793. The Shepherdsville post
office opened in 1806. The population in 1990 was 4,805.
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