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Bullitt County, Kentucky (U.S.)

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[flag of Bullitt County, Kentucky] image by David Sigley, 11 January 2024
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Municipal flags in Bullitt County:

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Description of the flag

Bullitt county, Kentucky, has had a flag for more than 40 years.

"The Bullitt County Flag represents the early history of Bullitt County. This flag was adopted as the official flag of Bullitt County by Bullitt Fiscal Court on September 18, 1967. The design was created in 1967 and first displayed on December 13 of that year at a ceremony at Roby Elementary School, marking the 171st anniversary of the county. White represents salt. Salt was an important factor in Bullitt County history. The first commercial salt works west of the Allegheny Mountains was erected at Bullitt's Lick. This was partly responsible for settlers coming to the county. Green represents the beautiful land. Game was plentiful, and fertile soil yielded abundant crops upon which the people thrived. The Circle of Stars represents Bullitt County's rank as the 20th county created in the state. 1796 represents the year Bullitt County was created by the Kentucky Legislature, December 13, 1796. Crossed Muskets represent the Pioneer days of the county. The battles fought to gain and hold the land, to survive in the wilderness; the food it provided; security when in need."
- from:, which also includes a photo of the flag.

About the county:
"Bullitt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky, just south of the city of Louisville. It is part of the Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area. Bullitt is one of the fastest growing counties in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The population was 61,236 as of the 2000 census. Population estimates of 2008 put the population at 75,028. Shepherdsville is the county seat.  Bullitt County is named after Alexander Scott Bullitt, one of the architects of Kentucky government, and was created on January 1, 1797. It was formed out of parts of Jefferson and Nelson County. In 1811, the current northwestern area of the county was formed from land given by Jefferson County, and when Spencer County was created in 1824, land from the eastern boundary was given to them. In the late 1700s to the mid 1800s, Bullitt County was the site of thriving Salt and Iron works industries." - from Wikipedia:,_Kentucky.

Valentin Poposki, 24 May 2009

It seems that the county has modified the county seal, along with the flag.
Photo of the flag:
David Sigley, 11 January 2024


[seal, Kentucky] image by David Sigley, 11 January 2024

Source of the seal:

Earlier version of flag

[flag of Bullitt County, Kentucky] image by Eugene Ipavec, 27 May 2009