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Welcome to Shepherdsville ...

The city of Shepherdsville is located in Bullitt County<1> and is the County Seat for Bullitt County.

The location of Shepherdsville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Shepherdsville has a population of 12,243 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Shepherdsville.

Shepherdsville is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Shepherdsville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Shepherdsville (for example, toward Irvington), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Shepherdsville is located in the (502) area code.

The ZIP code for Shepherdsville: 40165<5>

Websites for Shepherdsville ...

Official Website: www.shepherdsville.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shepherdsville had an population of 12,243 people. This is an increase of 9.1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 46.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shepherdsville had a population of 11,222 people (which is 15.1% of the total population of Bullitt County). This makes Shepherdsville the county's most populous community.

The population of Shepherdsville represents 0.26% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 30th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,222 people, the population of Shepherdsville increased 34.65% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,334 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Shepherdsville.

Communities near Shepherdsville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Shepherdsville.

  • Louisville (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Jeffersontown (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeffersontown
    • Jeffersontown lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Shepherdsville and is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,562 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeffersontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeffersontown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jeffersontown<7>
  • Radcliff (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radcliff
    • Radcliff lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Shepherdsville and is located in Hardin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,923 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radcliff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radcliff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radcliff<7>
  • Saint Matthews (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Matthews
    • Saint Matthews lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Shepherdsville and is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,985 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Matthews have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Matthews
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Matthews<7>
  • Shively (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shively
    • Shively lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Shepherdsville and is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,690 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shively
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shively<7>
  • Mount Washington (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Washington
    • Mount Washington lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Shepherdsville and is located in Bullitt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,907 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Washington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Washington<7>
  • Bardstown (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bardstown
    • Bardstown lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Shepherdsville and is located in Nelson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,302 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bardstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bardstown<7>
  • Lyndon (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyndon
    • Lyndon lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Shepherdsville and is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,445 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyndon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyndon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyndon<7>
  • Middletown (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
    • Middletown lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Shepherdsville and is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,898 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<7>
  • Vine Grove (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vine Grove
    • Vine Grove lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Shepherdsville and is located in Hardin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,554 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vine Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vine Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vine Grove<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shepherdsville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shepherdsville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shepherdsville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Shepherdsville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shepherdsville. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Shepherdsville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shepherdsville ...

Looking for more information about Shepherdsville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Shepherdsville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shepherdsville.

Adding Shepherdsville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Shepherdsville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Shepherdsville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Shepherdsville on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Shepherdsville on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Shepherdsville

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The official website for Shepherdsville: www.shepherdsville.net/

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Bullitt, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shepherdsville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shepherdsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Shepherdsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shepherdsville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shepherdsville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Shepherdsville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ShepherdsvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shepherdsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9897, Longitude: -85.7031       In this case, the coordinates for Shepherdsville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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