Kentucky County History and Listings

Kentucky County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of Kentucky has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

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Adair
424 Public Sq., Suite 1, Columbia, KY 42728
(270) 384-4703
http://www.adairconnection.com
Incorporated: Dec. 11, 1801
Parent county: Green
Marriage records: start in 1802, kept by the County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1801, County Clerk
Probate: 1804, Circuit Court
Court: 1802, Circuit Court
Military: 1802, County Clerk

Allen
201 W. Main St., Scottsville, KY 42164
(270) 237-3706
http://www.allencountykentucky.com
Incorporated: Jan. 11, 1815
Parent counties: Barren, Warren
Marriage: start in 1815, kept by the County Clerk
Divorce: 1902, Circuit Court
Probate: 1815, Circuit Court

Anderson
137 S. Main St., Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
(502) 839-3471
http://www.lawrenceburgky.org/Local_Govt.html
Incorporated: Jan. 16, 1827
Parent counties: Franklin, Mercer, Washington
Marriage: start in 1831, kept by the County Clerk
Land: 1827, County Clerk
Probate: 1827, Circuit Court
Court: 1827, Circuit Court
School: unknown, County Clerk

Ballard
Box 276, Wickliffe, KY 42087
(270) 335-5176
http://ballardcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 15, 1842
Parent counties: Hickman, McCracken
Marriage: start in 1852, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1873, County Clerk
Probate: 1879, Circuit Court
Notes: Courthouse burned in 1880.

Barren
117 N. Public Square, Suite 1A, Glasgow, KY 42141
(270) 651-3783
http://www.barrenco-ky.com
Incorporated: Dec. 20, 1798
Parent counties: Green, Warren
Marriage: start in 1799, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1795, County Clerk
Probate: 1799, Circuit Court
Court: 1799, Circuit Court

Bath
Box 39, Owingsville, KY 40360
(606) 674-6346
http://www.bathcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1811
Parent county: Montgomery
Birth: start in 1911, kept by state Office of Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1811, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Death: 1911, state Office of Vital Statistics
Land: 1811, County Clerk
Probate: 1811, Circuit Court
Court: 1811, Circuit Court
Military: unknown, County Clerk

Bell
Box 339, Pineville, KY 40977
(606) 337-3076
http://www.bellcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Aug. 1, 1867
Parent counties: Knox, Harlan
Marriage: start in 1867, County Clerk
Land: 1867, County Clerk

Boone
2950 E. Washington Sq., Burlington, KY 41005
(859) 334-2112
http://www.boonecountyky.org
Incorporated: Dec. 13, 1799
Parent county: Campbell
Marriage: start in 1798, kept by County Clerk
Probate: 1800, Circuit Court

Bourbon
Box 312, Paris, KY 40361
(859) 987-2142
http://www.bourboncountyclerk.ky.gov
Incorporated: 1786
Parent county: Fayette
Marriage: start in 1786, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Probate: 1786, Circuit Court
Court: 1786, Circuit Court

Boyd
Box 523, Catlettsburg, KY 41129
(606) 739-4131
http://www.boydcountyky.net
Incorporated: 1860
Parent counties: Carter, Lawrence, Greenup
Marriage: start in 1860, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1860, County Clerk
Probate: 1860, Circuit Court
Court: 1860, Circuit Court
Military: 1860, County Clerk

Boyle
321 W. Main St., Room 111, Danville, KY 40422
(859) 238-1100
http://www.boyleky.com
Incorporated: Feb. 15, 1842
Parent counties: Mercer, Lincoln
Marriage: start in 1842, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1842, County Clerk
Probate: 1842, Circuit Court
Court: 1842, Circuit Court
Military: 1797, County Clerk

Bracken
Box 147, Brooksville, KY 41004
(606) 735-2952
http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/KY/Bracken
Incorporated: Dec. 14, 1796
Parent counties: Campbell, Mason
Marriage: start in 1797, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1797, County Clerk
Probate: 1797, Circuit Court

Breathitt
1137 Main St., Jackson, KY 41339
(606) 666-3800
http://www.breathittcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: 1839
Parent counties: Clay, Estill, Perry
Marriage: start in 1852, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1850, County Clerk
Probate: 1884, Circuit Court
Court: 1873, Circuit Court

Breckinridge
Box 227, Hardinsburg, KY 40143
(270) 756-2269
http://www.breckinridgecountyky.com
Incorporated: Dec. 7, 1799
Parent county: Hardin
Land: start in 1800, kept in County Archives
Probate: 1800, Circuit Court
Court: 1800, Circuit Court
Notes: County Archives has some marriage records from 1800, some birth records 1853-1969, some death records 1853-1993.

Bullitt
Box 768, 300 S. Buckman St., Shepherdsville, KY 40165
(502) 543-2262
http://www.bullittcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: 1797
Parent counties: Jefferson, Nelson
Marriage: start in 1797, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1797, County Clerk
Probate: 1796, Clerk/District Court
Court: 1797, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has military discharge records 1921-1997.

Butler
Box 626, Morgantown, KY 42261
(270) 526-3433
http://www.butlercounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: 1810
Parent counties: Logan, Ohio
Marriage: start in 1814, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1809, County Clerk
Court: 1810, Circuit Court

Caldwell
100 E. Market St., Room 27, Princeton, KY 42445
(270) 365-6660
http://www.caldwellcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: 1809
Parent county: Livingston
Marriage: start in 1809, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1809, County Clerk
Probate: 1809, Circuit Court
Court: 1809, Circuit Court
Military: unknown, County Clerk

Calloway
101 S. Fifth St., Murray, KY 42071
(270) 753-2920
http://www.callowaycounty-ky.gov
Incorporated: 1821
Parent county: Hickman
Marriage: start in 1823, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1823, County Clerk
Probate: 1836, Circuit Court
Military: unknown, County Clerk
Minister Bonds: unknown, County Clerk
Election: unknown, County Clerk

Campbell
1098 Monmouth St., Newport, KY 41071
http://www.campbellcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 17, 1794
Parent counties: Harrison, Mason, Scott
Marriage: start in 1795, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1795, County Clerk
Probate: 1794, Circuit Court

Carlisle
Box 279, Bardwell, KY 42023
(270) 628-5451
http://carlislecounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: May 3, 1886
Parent county: Ballard
Marriage: start in 1886, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1886, County Clerk
Probate: 1886, Circuit Court

Carroll
440 Main St., Carrollton, KY 41008
(502) 732-7005
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycarro2
Incorporated: 1838
Parent counties: Gallatin, Henry, and Trimble
Marriage: start in 1837, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1795, County Clerk
Probate: 1838, Circuit Court
Court: 1838, Circuit Court

Carter
300 W. Main St., Grayson, KY 41143
(606) 474-5188
http://www.cartercounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: April 10, 1838
Parent counties: Greenup, Lawrence
Marriage: start in 1838, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Probate: 1835, Circuit Court
Court: 1838, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1911-1954.

Casey
Box 306, 625 Courthouse Sq., Liberty, KY 42539
(606) 787-8311
http://www.caseycounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Nov. 14, 1806
Parent county: Lincoln
Birth: start in 1911, kept by state Office of Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1807, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Death: 1911, kept by state Office of Vital Statistics
Land: 1807, County Clerk
Court: 1807, Circuit Court
Notes: Probate records can be found with County Clerk (1806) and Clerk of Circuit Court (1978).

Christian
515 Weber St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240
(270) 887-4100
http://www.christiancountyky.gov/QCMS/Home.asp
Incorporated: March 1, 1797
Parent county: Logan
Marriage: start in 1797, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1797, County Clerk
Probate: 1797, Circuit Court
Court: 1797, Circuit Court

Clark
Box 4060, 34 S. Main St., Winchester, KY 40392
(859) 745-0280
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyclark
Incorporated: 1793
Parent counties: Bourbon, Fayette
Marriage: start in 1793, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1793, County Clerk
Probate: 1793, Circuit Court
Court: 1993, Circuit Court

Clay
102 Richmond Road, Suite 101, Manchester, KY 40962
(606) 598-2544
http://www.claycounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: April 1, 1807
Parent counties: Madison, Floyd, Knox
Marriage: start in 1806, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1955, Circuit Court
Land: 1807, County Clerk
Probate: 1826, Circuit Court

Clinton
100 S. Cross Street, Albany, KY 42602
(606) 387-5943
http://www.clintoncounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1835
Parent counties: Wayne, Cumberland
Marriage: start in 1852, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1853, County Clerk
Probate: 1863, Circuit Court

Crittenden
107 S. Main St., Suite 203, Marion, KY 42064
(270) 965-3403
http://www.westernkyhistory.org/crittenden
Incorporated: April 1, 1842
Parent county: Livingston
Marriage: start in 1842, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1842, Circuit Court
Probate: 1843, County Clerk
Court: 1843, Circuit Court

Cumberland
Box 275, Burkesville, KY 42717
(270) 864-3726
http://www.cumberlandcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 14, 1798
Parent county: Green
Marriage: start in 1927, County Clerk
Divorce: start date unknown, kept by Circuit Court
Land: 1799, County Clerk
Probate: 1815, Circuit Court
Court: 1820, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has some marriage records 1882-1923

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Daviess
Box 609, Owensboro, KY 42302
(270) 685-8434
http://www.daviessky.org
Incorporated: Jan. 14, 1815
Parent county: Ohio
Marriage: start in 1815, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1815, County Clerk
Probate: 1815, Circuit Court
Court: 1815, Circuit Court

Edmonson
Box 830, Brownsville, KY 42210
(270) 597-2624
http://www.edmonsoncounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 12, 1825
Parent county: Grayson, Hart, Warren
Marriage: start in 1825, kept by County Clerk

Elliott
Main St., Box 225, Sandy Hook, KY 41171,
(606) 738-5421
http://www.elliottcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: April 1, 1869
Parent county: Carter, Lawrence, Morgan
Birth: start in 1911, kept by state Office of Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1874, County Clerk
Divorce: 1957, Circuit Court
Death: 1911, state Office of Vital Statistics
Land: 1869, County Clerk
Probate: 1966, Circuit Court
Court: 1858, Circuit Court

Estill
Box 59, Irvine, KY 40336
(606) 723-5156
http://www.estillky.com
Incorporated: Feb. 19, 1808
Parent county: Clark, Madison
Marriage: 1808, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1808, County Clerk
Probate: 1808, Circuit Court
Court: 1808, Circuit Court
Burial: 1808, County Clerk

Fayette
162 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 253-3344
http://www.fayettecountyclerk.com
Incorporated: June 30, 1780
Parent county: Kentucky County, Va.
Marriage: start in 1785, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1782, County Clerk
Probate: 1793, Circuit Court
Court: 1782, Circuit Court

Fleming
100 Court Square, Flemingsburg, KY 41041
(606) 845-8461
http://www.flemingcountyky.org
Incorporated: 1798
Parent county: Mason
Marriage: start in 1798, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1798, County Clerk
Probate: 1798, Circuit Court

Floyd
Box 1089, Prestonburg, KY 41653
(606) 886-3816
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/floyd.htm
Incorporated: June 1, 1800
Parent counties: Fleming, Mason, Montgomery
Marriage: 1808, County Clerk
Land: 1810, County Clerk

Franklin
Box 338, Frankfort, KY 40602
(502) 875-8702
http://www.franklincounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 7, 1794
Parent counties: Woodford, Mercer, Shelby
Marriage: start in 1795, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1794, County Clerk
Probate: 1795, Circuit Court
Court: 1795, Circuit Court

Fulton
Box 126, Hickman, KY 42050
(270) 236-2727
http://www.fultoncounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1845
Parent county: Hickman
Marriage: start in 1845, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1845, County Clerk
Probate: 1845, Circuit Court
Court: 1845, Circuit Court

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Gallatin
Box 1309, Warsaw, KY 41095
(859) 567-5411
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygalla2
Incorporated: Dec. 14, 1798
Parent county: Franklin, Shelby
Marriage: start in 1799, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1798, County Clerk
Probate: 1800, Circuit Court
Court: 1799, Circuit Court

Garrard
15 Public Sq., Suite 5, Lancaster, KY 40444
(859) 792-3071
http://www.garrardcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 17, 1796
Parent counties: Madison, Lincoln, Mercer
Marriage: start in 1797, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1797, County Clerk
Probate: 1797, Circuit Court
Court: 1797, Circuit Court

Grant
107 N. Main St., Williamstown, KY 41097
(859) 824-3321
http://grantcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: 1820
Parent county: Pendleton
Marriage: start in 1820, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1820, County Clerk
Probate: 1820, Circuit Court

Graves
101 E. South St., Suite 2, Mayfield, KY 42066
(270) 247-1676
http://www.gravescounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: 1824
Parent county: Hickman
Marriage: start in 1852, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1887, County Clerk
Probate: 1887, Circuit Court
Court: 1853, Circuit Court

Grayson
10 Public Sq., Leitchfield, KY 42754
(270) 259-3201
http://www.graysoncounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 25, 1810
Parent counties: Hardin, Ohio
Marriage: start in 1852, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1896, County Clerk
Probate: 1896, Circuit Court
Court: 1906, Circuit Court
Military: 1896, County Clerk

Green
203 W. Court St., Greensburg, KY 42743
(270) 932-5386
http://www.greencounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 20, 1792
Parent counties: Lincoln, Nelson
Birth: start in 1911, kept by state Office of Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1793, County Clerk
Death: 1911, state Office of Vital Statistics
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1793, County Clerk
Probate: 1793, Circuit Court
Court: 1794, Circuit Court

Greenup
Box 686, Greenup, KY 41144
(606) 473-7394
http://www.greenupcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: 1803
Parent county: Mason
Birth: start in 1911, kept by state Office of Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1803, kept by County Clerk
Death: 1911, state Office of Vital Statistics
Divorce: 1803, Circuit Court
Probate: 1822, Circuit Court
Court: 1838, Circuit Court

Hancock
Box 146, Hawesville, KY 42348
(270) 927-6117
http://www.hancockky.us
Incorporated: Jan. 3, 1829
Parent counties: Daviess, Ohio, Breckinridge
Marriage: start in 1829, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1829, County Clerk
Probate: 1830, Circuit Court
Court: 1834, Circuit Court

Hardin
Box 1030, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 765-2171
http://www.hcky.org
Incorporated: Nov. 1792
Parent county: Nelson
Marriage: start in 1793, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1793, County Clerk

Harlan
Box 670, Harlan, KY 40831
(606) 573-3636
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyharlan
Incorporated: 1819
Parent county: Knox
Marriage: start in 1820, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1820, County Clerk
Court: 1820, Circuit Court

Harrison
313 Oddville Ave., Cynthiana, KY 41031
(859) 234-7130
http://www.harrisoncounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 21, 1793
Parent counties: Bourbon, Scott
Marriage: start in 1794, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1794, County Clerk
Probate: 1794, Circuit Court
Court: 1794, Circuit Court

Hart
Box 277, Munfordville, KY 42765
(270) 524-2751
http://hartcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 28, 1819
Parent counties: Hardin, Barren
Birth: start in 1911, kept by state Office of Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1852, County Clerk
Death: 1911, state Office of Vital Statistics
Land: 1819, County Clerk
Probate: 1819, Circuit Court
Court: 1819, Circuit Court

Henderson
Box 374, Henderson, KY 42420
(270) 826-3906
http://www.hendersonky.us
Incorporated: 1798
Parent county: Christian
Marriage: start in 1808, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1797, County Clerk
Court: 1816, Circuit Court
Probate: 1800, County Clerk; 1979, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1911-1949.

Henry
Box 615, New Castle, KY 40050
(502) 845-5705
http://www.henrycountygov.com
Incorporated: 1799
Parent county: Shelby
Marriage: start in 1800, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1799, County Clerk
Probate: 1800, Circuit Court
Court: 1800, Circuit Court

Hickman
110 E. Clay St., Suite E, Clinton, KY 42031
(270) 653-2131
http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyhickma
Incorporated: 1821
Parent county: Caldwell, Livingston
Divorce: unknown start, kept by Circuit Court
Land: 1822, County Clerk
Probate: 1822, Circuit Court
Court: 1822, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has some birth records 1854-1909, some death records 1856-1909, and tax lists 1825-1829.

Hopkins
24 Union St., Madisonville, KY 42431
(270) 821-7361
http://hopkinscounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: 1806
Parent county: Henderson
Marriage: start in 1807, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1807, County Clerk
Probate: 1806, Circuit Court
Court: 1807, Circuit Court

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Jackson
Box 339, McKee, KY 40447
(606) 287-7800
http://www.jacksoncounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: 1858
Parent counties: Rockcastle, Owsley, Madison, Clay, Estill, Laurel
Birth: start in 1911, kept by state Office of Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1858, County Clerk
Death: 1911, state Office of Vital Statistics
Land: 1858, County Clerk

Jefferson
527 W. Jefferson St., Site 105, Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 574-5700
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjeffer
Incorporated: May 1780
Parent counties: Kentucky County, Va.
Marriage: start in 1780, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1850, Circuit Court
Probate: 1784, Circuit Court
Court: 1780, Circuit Court

Jessamine
100 N. Main St., Nicholasville, KY 40356
(859) 887-4121
http://www.jessamineco.com
Incorporated: Dec. 19, 1798
Parent county: Fayette
Marriage: start in 1799, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1799, County Clerk
Probate: 1799, Circuit Court

Johnson
230 Court St., Suite 124, Paintsville, KY 41240, (606) 789-2557, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyjohnso/johnson.htm
Incorporated: 1843
Parent county: Floyd, Morgan, Lawrence
Birth: start in 1911, kept by state Office of Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1843, County Clerk
Death: 1911, state Office of Vital Statistics
Land: 1843, County Clerk
Probate: 1859, Circuit Court
Court: 1843, Circuit Court

Kenton
Box 1109, Covington, KY 41012
(859) 392-1620
http://www.kentoncounty.org
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1840
Parent county: Campbell
Marriage: 1840, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1840, County Clerk
Probate: 1840, Circuit Court
Court: 1840, Circuit Court

Knott
Box 446, Hindman, KY 41822
(606) 785-5651
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyknott2
Incorporated: 1884
Parent counties: Perry, Breathitt, Floyd, Letcher
Marriage: start in 1844, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1883, County Clerk
Court: 1888, Circuit Court

Knox
401 Court Sq., Suite 102, Barbourville, KY 40906
(606) 546-3568
http://knoxcountyky.com
Incorporated: Dec. 19, 1799
Parent county: Lincoln
Marriage: start in 1800, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1800, County Clerk

LaRue
209 W. High St., Suite 3, Hodgenville, KY 42748
(270) 358-3544
http://www.laruecounty.org
Incorporated: March 4, 1843
Parent county: Hardin
Marriage: start in 1843, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1979, Circuit Court
Land: 1843, County Clerk
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has probate records 1843-1979.

Laurel
101 S. Main St., Room 203, London, KY 40741
(606) 864-5158
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kylaurel
Incorporated: Dec. 12, 1825
Parent counties: Whitley, Clay, Knox, Rockcastle
Marriage: start in 1826, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1826, County Clerk
Probate: 1826, Circuit Court
Court: 1826, Circuit Court

Lawrence
122 S. Main Cross St., Louisa, KY 41230
(606) 638-4108
http://www.lawrencecounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: 1822
Parent counties: Floyd, Greenup
Marriage: start in 1822, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1822, County Clerk
Notes: Clerk of Circuit Court has probate records 1822-1977.

Lee
Box 551, Beattyville, KY 41311
(606) 464-4115
http://www.leecounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: 1870
Parent county: Owsley, Breathitt, Wolfe, Estill
Marriage: start in 1870, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1870, County Clerk
Probate: 1873, Circuit Court
Court: 1870, Circuit Court

Leslie
Box 916, Hyden, KY 41749
(606) 672-2193
http://www.lesliecounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: March 29, 1878
Parent counties: Clay, Harlan, Perry
Marriage: start in 1878, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1879, County Clerk
Probate: 1884, Circuit Court
Court: 1878, Circuit Court

Letcher
156 Main St., Suite Whitesburg, KY 41858
(606) 633-2432
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyletch/letcher.htm
Incorporated: 1842
Parent counties: Perry, Harlan
Marriage: start in 1842, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1844, County Clerk
Probate: 1871, County Clerk

Lewis
Box 129, Vanceburg, KY 41179
(606) 796-3062
http://lewiscounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: 1807
Parent county: Mason
Marriage: start in 1807, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1807, County Clerk
Probate: 1807, Circuit Court
Court: 1807, Circuit Court

Lincoln
102 E. Main St., Suite 3, Stanford, KY 40484
(606) 365-4570
http://www.lincolnky.com
Incorporated: 1780
Parent counties: Kentucky County, Virginia
Marriage: start in 1781, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1792, County Clerk
Probate: 1781, Circuit Court
Court: 1781, Circuit Court

Livingston
Box 400, Smithland, KY 42081
(270) 928-2162
http://www.livingstonco.ky.gov
Incorporated: 1798
Parent county: Christian
Marriage: start in 1799, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1800, County Clerk
Probate: 1799, Circuit Court
Court: 1799, Circuit Court
Notes: Records through 1865 have been microfilmed.

Logan
Box 358, Russellville, KY 42276
(270) 726-6061
http://www.logancounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: 1792
Parent county: Lincoln
Marriage: start in 1790, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1792, County Clerk
Probate: 1795, Circuit Court
Court: 1793, Circuit Court

Lyon
Box 310, Eddyville, KY 42038
(270) 388-2331
http://www.lyoncounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: 1854
Parent county: Caldwell
Birth: start in 1912, kept by state Office of Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1854, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1854, County Clerk

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Madison
101 W. Main St., Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 624-4703
http://www.madisoncountyky.us
Incorporated: Dec. 15, 1785
Parent county: Lincoln
Marriage: start in 1786, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1787, County Clerk
Court: 1787, Circuit Court
Probate: 1787, Circuit Court

Magoffin
Box 1535, Salyersville, KY 41465
(606) 349-2216
http://magoffincounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 22, 1860
Parent counties: Floyd, Johnson, Morgan
Marriage: start in 1860, kept by County Clerk

Marion
223 N. Spalding Ave., Suite 102, Lebanon, KY 40033
(270) 692-2651
http://www.marioncounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 25, 1834
Parent county: Washington
Birth: start in 1911, kept by state Office of Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1852, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Death: 1911, state Office of Vital Statistics
Land: 1863, County Clerk
Court: 1863, Circuit Court
Probate: 1863, Circuit Court

Marshall
1101 Main St., Benton, KY 42025
(270) 527-4740
http://www.marshallcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: June 1, 1842
Parent county: Calloway
Marriage: start in 1848, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1848, County Clerk

Martin
Box 460, Inez, KY 41224
(606) 298-2810
http://martincounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Sept. 1, 1870
Parent counties: Lawrence, Floyd, Pike, Johnson
Marriage: start in 1871, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Probate: 1861, Circuit Court
Court: 1870, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1911-1949 and death records 1911-1949.

Mason
Box 234, Maysville, KY 41056
(606) 564-3341
http://www.masoncountykentucky.com
Incorporated: 1789
Parent county: Bourbon
Marriage: start in 1789, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1929 Circuit Court
Land: 1789, County Clerk
Probate: 1791, Circuit Court
Court: 1789, Circuit Court

McCracken
Box 609, Paducah, KY 42002
(270) 444-4700
http://www.co.mccracken.ky.us
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1825
Parent county: Hickman
Marriage: start in 1825, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1825, County Clerk
Probate: 1826, Circuit Court

McCreary
Box 699, Whitley City, KY 42653
(606) 376-2411
http://www.mccrearycounty.com
Incorporated: 1912
Parent counties: Wayne, Pulaski, Whitley
Marriage: start in 1912, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1912, County Clerk
Notes: Records from 1923-1927 burned.

McLean
Box 57, Calhoun, KY 42327
(270) 273-3082
http://www.mcleancounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 28, 1854
Parent county: Muhlenberg, Daviess, Ohio
Marriage: start in 1854, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1854, County Clerk
Probate: 1854, Circuit Court
Court: 1854, Circuit Court
Military: 1854, County Clerk

Meade
Box 614, Brandenburg, KY 40108
(270) 422-2152
http://www.visitmeadecounty.org
Incorporated: Dec. 17, 1823
Parent counties: Hardin, Breckinridge
Divorce: unknown start, kept by Circuit Court
Probate: 1824, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has some marriage and land records from 1824.

Menifee
Box 123, Frenchburg, KY 40322
(606) 768-3512
http://www.menifeecounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: May 29, 1869
Parent counties: Powell, Wolfe, Bath, Morgan, Montgomery
Marriage: start in 1869, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1869, Circuit Court

Mercer
Box 426, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 734-6310
http://www.mercercounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 15, 1785
Parent county: Lincoln
Marriage: start in 1786, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1786, County Clerk
Probate: 1786, Circuit Court
Court: 1786, Circuit Court
Military: 1919, County Clerk

Metcalfe
Box 25, Edmonton, KY 42129
(270) 432-4821
http://metcalfecounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: May 1, 1860
Parent counties: Monroe, Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Green
Marriage: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1868, County Clerk

Monroe
200 N. Main St., Suite D, Tompkinsville, KY 42167
(270) 487-5471
http://www.monroecounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 19, 1820
Parent county: Barren, Cumberland
Marriage: start in 1863, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1863, County Clerk
Probate: 1863, County Clerk
Court: unknown, Circuit Court

Montgomery
1 Court St., Suite 2, Mount Sterling, KY 40353
(859) 498-8700
http://www.montgomerycounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 14, 1796
Parent county: Clark
Birth: start in 1911, kept by state Office of Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1864, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Death: unknown, Dept./Health
Land: unknown, County Clerk
Probate: 1797, County Clerk
Court: unknown, Circuit Court

Morgan
Box 26, West Liberty, KY 41472
(606) 743-3949
http://www.morgancounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: 1823
Parent counties: Floyd, Bath
Birth: start in 1911, Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics
Marriage: start in 1823, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1823, County Clerk
Probate: 1866, Circuit Court

Muhlenberg
Box 525, Greenville, KY 42345
(270) 338-1441
http://www.muhlenbergcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: 1799
Parent counties: Christian, Logan
Marriage: start in 1799, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1798, County Clerk
Probate: 1801, Circuit Court

Nelson
Box 312, Bardstown, KY 40004
(502) 348-1820
http://www.nelsoncountyky.com
Incorporated: Nov. 29, 1784
Parent county: Jefferson
Marriage: start in 1785, kept by County Clerk
Probate: 1784, Circuit Court

Nicholas
Box 227, Carlisle, KY 40311
(859) 289-3730
http://www.nicholascounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: 1799
Parent county: Bourbon, Mason
Marriage: start in 1800, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1800, County Clerk
Probate: 1800, Circuit Court
Court: 1800, Circuit Court

Ohio
301 S. Main St., Suite 201, Hartford, KY 42347
(270) 298-4422
http://www.ohiocounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 17, 1798
Parent county: Hardin
Marriage: start in 1808, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Death: 1911, state Office of Vital Statistics
Land: 1799, County Clerk
Probate: 1801, Circuit Court
Military: 1861, County Clerk

Oldham
100 W. Jefferson St., La Grange, KY 40031
(502) 222-0047
http://oldhamcounty.Kentucky.ky.us
Incorporated: Dec. 15, 1823
Parent counties: Henry, Shelby, Jefferson
Marriage: start in 1824, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1824, County Clerk
Probate: 1824, Circuit Court
Court: 1824, Circuit Court

Owen
135 W. Bryan St., Owenton, KY 40359
(502) 484-2213
http://www.owencounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 6, 1819
Parent counties: Scott, Franklin, Gallatin, Pendleton
Birth: start in 1911, Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics
Marriage: start in 1819, kept by County Clerk
Death: 1911, Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics
Divorce: unknown, Kentucky Archives-Frankfort
Land: 1819, County Clerk
Probate: 1820, Circuit Court
Court: 1819, Circuit Court

Owsley
Box 500, Booneville, KY 41314
(606) 593-5735
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ky/county/owsley
Incorporated: 1843
Parent counties: Clay, Estill, Breathitt
Marriage: start in 1852, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1929, County Clerk
Probate: 1929, Circuit Court
Court: 1923, Circuit Court

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Pendleton
Box 112, Falmouth, KY 41040
(859) 654-3380
http://www.pendletoncounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 13, 1798
Parent county: Bracken, Campbell
Marriage: start in 1799, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1798, County Clerk
Probate: 1841, Circuit Court
Court: 1799, Circuit Court

Perry
Box 150, Hazard, KY 41702
(606) 436-4614
http://www.perrycountyky.org
Incorporated: Nov. 2, 1820
Parent counties: Clay, Floyd
Marriage: start in 1821, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1821, County Clerk
Probate: 1901, Clerk/District Court
Court: 1822, Clerk/District Court

Pike
Box 631, Pikeville, KY 41501
(606) 432-6211
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kypike
Incorporated: Dec. 19, 1821
Parent county: Floyd
Birth: start in 1911, kept by state Office of Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1822, County Clerk
Death: 1911, state Office of Vital Statistics
Land: 1820, County Clerk
Probate: 1839, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has school records 1895-1934.

Powell
Box 548, Stanton, KY 40380
(606) 663-6444
http://www.powellcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 7, 1852
Parent counties: Clark, Estill, Montgomery
Marriage: start in 1852, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1864, County Clerk
Probate: 1864, Circuit Court
Court: 1864, Circuit Court
Military: 1864, County Clerk

Pulaski
Box 739, Somerset, KY 42501
(606) 679-2042
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kypulask
Incorporated: 1799
Parent counties: Green, Lincoln
Marriage: start in 1799, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1799, County Clerk
Probate: 1801, Circuit Court
Court: 1799, Circuit Court

Robertson
Box 75, Mount Olivet, KY 41064
(606) 724-5212
http://www.robertsoncounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Aug. 1, 1867
Parent counties: Nicholas, Bracken, Mason, Harrison
Marriage: start in 1867, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1867, Circuit Court
Land: 1868, County Clerk
Probate: 1864, Circuit Court
Court: 1867, Circuit Court

Rockcastle
205 E. Main St. #6, Mount Vernon, KY 40456
(606) 256-2831
http://www.rockcastlecountyky.com
Incorporated: 1810
Parent counties: Pulaski, Lincoln, Madison, Knox
Marriage: start in 1852, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1873, Circuit Court
Land: 1865, County Clerk
Probate: 1855, Circuit Court
Court: 1873, Circuit Court

Rowan
627 E. Main St., Morehead, KY 40351
(606) 784-5212
http://www.moreheadrowan.org/rowancounty
Incorporated: 1856
Parent county: Fleming, Morgan
Marriage: start in 1881, County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1880, County Clerk
Probate: 1853, Circuit Court
Court: 1880, Circuit Court

Russell
Box 579, Jamestown, KY 42629
(270) 343-2125
http://www.russellcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 14, 1825
Parent counties: Cumberland, Adair, Wayne
Marriage: start in 1826, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1826, County Clerk
Probate: 1826, Circuit Court
Court: 1826, Circuit Court

Scott
101 E. Main St., Georgetown, KY 40324
(502) 863-7875
http://www.scottky.com
Incorporated: June 1, 1792
Parent county: Woodford
Marriage: start in 1837, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1783, County Clerk
Probate: 1792, Circuit Court
Court: 1792, Circuit Court

Shelby
501 Main St., Box 819, Shelbyville, KY 40065
(502) 663-4410
http://www.shelbycountykentucky.com
Incorporated: June 23, 1792
Parent county: Jefferson
Birth: start in 1911, kept by state Office of Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1792, County Clerk
Probate: 1792, Circuit Court

Simpson
Box 268, Franklin, KY 42134
(270) 586-8161
http://www.simpsoncounty.us
Incorporated: Jan. 28, 1819
Parent counties: Allen, Logan, Warren
Marriage: start in 1852, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1822, County Clerk

Spencer
Box 544, Taylorsville, KY 40071
(502) 477-3215
http://www.spencercountyky.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 7, 1824
Parent counties: Shelby, Bullitt, Nelson
Marriage: start in 1824, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1824, County Clerk
Probate: 1824, Circuit Court
Court: 1824, Circuit Court

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Taylor
203 N. Court St., Campbellsville, KY 42718
(270) 465-6677
http://www.taylorcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: March 1, 1848
Parent county: Green
Birth: start in 1911, kept by state Office of Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1848, County Clerk
Death: 1911, state Office of Vital Statistics
Land: 1848, County Clerk
Probate: 1848, Circuit Court
Court: 1848, Circuit Court

Todd
Box 307, Elkton, KY 42220
(270) 265-2363
http://www.toddcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 30, 1819
Parent counties: Christian, Logan
Marriage: start in 1820, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, County Clerk
Land: 1820, County Clerk
Probate: 1820, Circuit Court
Court: 1820, Circuit Court

Trigg
Box 1310, Cadiz, KY 42211
(270) 552-6661
http://www.triggcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 27, 1820
Parent counties: Christian, Caldwell
Birth: start in 1911, kept by state Office of Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1820, County Clerk
Death: 1911, state Office of Vital Statistics
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1820, County Clerk
Court: 1820, Circuit Court
Probate: 1820, Circuit Court

Trimble
Box 262, Bedford, KY 40006, (502) 255-7174
http://www.trimblecounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 9, 1837
Parent county: Henry, Oldham, Gallatin
Birth: start in 1911, kept by state Office of Vital Statistics
Death: 1911, state Office of Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1837, County Clerk
Land: 1837, County Clerk

Union
Box 119, Morganfield, KY 42437
(270) 389-1334
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyunion
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1811
Parent county: Henderson
Marriage: start in 1811, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1811, County Clerk
Probate: 1811, Circuit Court

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Warren
Box 478, Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 842-1535
http://www.warrencounty.Kentucky.ky.us
Incorporated: Dec. 19, 1796
Parent county: Logan
Birth: start in 1911, state Office of Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1797, County Clerk
Land: 1797, County Clerk
Military: 1917, County Clerk
Probate: 1796, Circuit Court

Washington
Box 446, Springfield, KY 40069
(859) 336-5425
http://www.washingtoncountyky.com
Incorporated: June 2, 1792
Parent county: Nelson
Marriage: start in 1792, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1792, Circuit Court
Land: 1792, County Clerk
Probate: 1792, Circuit Court
Court: 1792, Circuit Court
Notes: County Clerk has school census 1893-1917. Clerk of Circuit Court has some naturalization and military discharge records.

Wayne
55 N. Main St., Suite 106, Monticello, KY 42633
(606) 348-5721
http://www.waynecounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Dec. 13, 1800
Parent county: Pulaski, Cumberland
Marriage: start in 1801, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1800, County Clerk
Probate: 1801, Circuit Court

Webster
Box 19, Dixon, KY 42409
(270) 639-7006
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kywebste/index.htm
Incorporated: July 1, 1860
Parent counties: Hopkins, Union, Henderson
Marriage: start in 1860, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1860, County Clerk
Probate: 1860, Circuit Court
Court: 1860, Circuit Court

Whitley
Box 8, Williamsburg, KY 40769
(606) 549-6002
http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/KY/Whitley
Incorporated: Jan. 17, 1818
Parent county: Knox
Birth: start in 1911, kept by state Office of Vital Statistics
Marriage: 1860, County Clerk
Death: 1911, state Office of Vital Statistics
Land: 1818, County Clerk
Probate: 1818, Circuit Court

Wolfe
Box 400, Campton, KY 41301
(606) 668-3515
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kywolfe
Incorporated: 1860
Parent counties: Owsley, Breathitt, Powell, Morgan
Marriage: start in 1861, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1887, County Clerk
Probate: 1887, Circuit Court
Court: 1818, Circuit Court

Woodford
103 S. Main St., Suite 120, Versailles, KY 40383
(859) 873-3421
http://www.woodfordcounty.ky.gov
Incorporated: Nov. 12, 1788
Parent county: Fayette
Marriage: start in 1789, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, Circuit Court
Land: 1789, County Clerk
Probate: 1789, Circuit Court
Court: 1789, Circuit Court
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