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Alma Lesch     [back to top]
I-65 Exit 117, Hwy.44, East of Shepherdsville

Historial market on KY Hwy 44 west of Shepherdsville. A pioneering, internationally known fiber artist, Lesch (1917-1999) of Shepherdsville, Ky, always had a creative surprise up her sleeve. An influential teacher at the Louisville School of Art and U of L, she received the Kentucky Governor's Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Visual Arts in 1987.

Belmont Iron Furnace     [back to top]
East of I-65 off KY Hwy. 61 at Belmont on Shuffletown Road

This iron furnace was built in 1884 to melt ore.

Brashear's Station     [back to top]
I-65 Exit 117, Hwy.44, East of Shepherdsville

Historical marker identifies the site of an early fort built to protect the salt works and its workers from Indian attacks.

Bullitt's Lick     [back to top]
Exit 117, Hwy.44W, 3 miles northwest of Shepherdsville

Site of early commercial salt production from Salt Flats remaining from the Ice Ages. Many animal trails converged in Bullitt County at various salt licks.

Harold Bradley Allgood Rescuers' Memorial     [back to top]
Old Hwy. 31E in Highland Memory Gardens, Mt. Washington

Declared "The State Rescuers' Monument", Gov. Brereton Jones signed a Proclamation stating that April 30th would be State Rescuers' Day in Kentucky honoring the police, firemen and EMS who put their lives on the line daily.

L & N Railroad Bridge in Civil War     [back to top]
Exit 117, Shepherdsville at Hwy 61 and Salt River

In 1862, the L & N Railroad Bridge was attacked three times by Gen. John Hunt Morgan's Raiders during the Civil War with the intent to be destroyed, but was never successfully destroyed. It was one of the first iron railroad bridges and was only damaged or partially destroyed each time. The confederates usually burned the bridges, but the iron in the L & N Railroad Bridge presented difficulty. During the third burning attempt, the confederates actually held the town for several days but only managed to destroy the wooden entrances to the bridge. The bridge was put back into service within days of its recapture.

Lloyd House     [back to top]
Exit 117, Mt. Washington, Hwy. 31E (tours by appointment)
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The home is an 1880 restoration depicting life at the turn of the century.

Mystery Cemetery     [back to top]
South end of KY Hwy 245, west of Lotus Rd.

Marker at top of "shale hill" identifies fourteen graves of Civil War soldiers or railroad workers who died during the cholera epidemic in 1869.

Old Stone Bank     [back to top]
Exit 117, Shepherdsville, Hwy. 61

Built in 1830, this bank is believed to be the first west of the Alleghenies.

Old Stone Jail     [back to top]
Exit 117, behind the Bullitt County Courthouse

Located behind the Bullitt County Courthouse in Shepherdsville. Built in 1891 and used until 1947.

Pre-Historic Indian Rock Shelters     [back to top]
Exit 117 Hwy 44E, KOA Campgrounds

Dates to 16,000 BC. A nature trail describes flora along ancient pathways used by the native American Indians.

Salt River Iron Furnace     [back to top]
Bardstown Junction, KY Hwy. 61 & Beech Grove Rd.

Built in 1832, the stone stack was 33 feet high. With charcoal fueling the process it produced 700 to 800 tons of iron castings annually.

Site of General Sherman's Headquarters     [back to top]
Hwy 434, Lebanon Junction

In September, 1861, General Sherman and 4000 men headquartered at the railroad to secure Muldraugh Hill from Confederate soldiers bound for Louisville.

Woodsdale One-Room Schoolhouse     [back to top]
Exit 117, beside the Bullitt County Board of Education

Built in 1808, the schoolhouse represents 145 years of continuous teaching. It was restored and moved in 1985 to its present location beside the Bullitt County Board of Education.

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