On December 13, 1796, Bullitt County was named for Kentucky's first Lieutenant Governor, Alexander Scott Bullitt. Settlers had already begun to settle in this area years earlier, due to the wonderful roads laid out by the herds of buffalo, deer and elk that migrated to this area for the salt as the largest lick in Kentucky's history, Bullitt's Lick was named for Captain Thomas Bullitt who found it on a surveying expedition in 1773.
Alexander was a nephew of Captain Thomas Bullitt, who must have been a revolutionary commander.
Around the turn of the 20th Century, The Beam Family discovered the smoothness in the limestone water in the Clermont area and began making Jim Beam Bourbon. Today, after more than 200 years of continuous operations, the Jim Beam Distillery at the American Outpost still produces one of the most popular Bourbons in the world.
Here's to you, Governor Bullitt!
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