Bullitt County

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Bullitt County is named for Alexander Scott Bullitt, who was the Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky from 1800 to 1804.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Jefferson County

E – Spencer County and Nelson County

S – Nelson County

W – Hardin County and Harrison County, Indiana


Created:  December 13, 1796                Map of Kentucky highlighting Bullitt County

County Seat: 

Shepherdsville 1796 – present


County Courthouse – Shepherdsville


Location:  300 South Buckman Street / 3rd Street

Built:  1900 – 1902

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  Mason Maury

Contractor:  Brashear and Johnson


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story dark red colored brick, stone and concrete structure modeled after the former 1802 Court House. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Shepherdsville. .The central section of the building has a protruding section on the west side, with peaked roof, large arched window on the second story and entrance on the first floor. A balustrade extends across the front and along the sides. On top of the roof is a square brick and white colored wood cupola with clock at the top and white colored dome. The main part of the building is two stories and extends eastwards. The base is white colored rough stone. The roof is hiped. In 2002 to 2004, a two story red colored brick and concrete addition was constructed on the north, east and south sides of the original courthouse. The architect was CMW, Inc. of Lexington and the contractor was Codell Construction Company of Winchester. On the east side is the old rough stone jail.


See:  The architect, Mason Maury, also designed the courthouse in Nelson County and the former courthouse in Barren County along with the contractor Brashear and Johnson.


County Judicial Center – Shepherdsville




Location:  250 Frank E Simon Avenue / 3rd Street

Built:  2005– 2007

Style:  Modern

Architect:  CMW, Inc. of Lexington and Architects Plus

Contractor:  Codell Construction Company of Winchester


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Shepherdsville on the northeast side of the courthouse. The west front has a large portico supported by four large columns rising to a third story section with pediment at the roof line. The portico section has stone facing with a central entrance on the first story.  On the center of the roof is a high square cupola with small dome. The roof is hipped. There is stone trim at the corners.


See:  The contractor was Codell Construction Company of Winchester which company constructed many courthouse in Kentucky ( see  Louisville ).


County Courthouse Annex – Shepherdsville




Location:  149 Walnut Street / Road 1042

Built:  1986 – 1988

Style:  Modern

Architect:  William M Welch

Contractor:  BJenkins-Essex Construction Company of Elizabethtown


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Shepherdsville on the east side of the courthouse. The south front has a central arched entrance. The windows have small arches above. The roof line is flat. The building is named as the Nina Mooney Courthouse Annex.


History:  The county was created in 1796 and Shepherdsville was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built by Henry Crist in 1803 to 1804 at Second Street and Buckman Street and had a bell cast in Philadelphia. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1900 to 1901 at a cost of $11,500. The County Courthouse Annex was constructed in 1986 to 1988. The County Justice Center was constructed in 2005 to 2007 at a cost of . $18,403,025.




County Courthouse - Shepherdsville




















Old County Jail - Shepherdsville




County Judicial Center - Shepherdsville






















County Courthouse Annex - Shepherdsville







Photos taken 2007 and 2018