Bullitt County, Kentucky Genealogy

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County Courthouse

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Parent County

1796--Bullitt County was created 13 December 1796 from Jefferson and Nelson Counties.  County seat: Shepherdsville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Bardstown Junction Cupio Limestone Springs Scuffletown
Barrallton Fox Chase Lotus Shepherdsville
Beech Grove Gap in Knob Mount Washington Smithville
Belmont Hillview Pioneer Village Solitude
Brooks Hobbs Pitts Point Stites
Brownington Hunters Hollow Poplar Level Whitfield
Cedar Grove Katharyn Ridgetop Zoneton
Clermont Labanon Junction Salt River

Neighboring Counties


African American

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:


Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky. 
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • Bullitt Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 




Local Histories





The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Bullitt County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Will Book A: 1803-1824
  2. Will Book B: 1823-1838


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).