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Founded February 9, 1837
County Seat Bedford
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Trimble County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Trimble County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1837
1852
1840
1837
1837
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Trimble County Courthouse, Bedford, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
 
Trimble County Courthouse
30 Hwy 42 East;
Bedford, KY 40006
Phone: 270.639.7006[1]

Trimble County Kentucky History

Parent County

1836--Trimble County was created 9 February 1837 from Gallatin, Henry and Oldham Counties.
County seat: Bedford [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1953--A disaster destroyed most records. For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses


Trimble County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bedford Monitor Providence Wises Landing
Milton Mount Pleasant Trout

Neighboring Counties

Trimble County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research. 

Biographies

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1840 4,480
1850 5,963 33.1%
1860 5,880 −1.4%
1870 5,577 −5.2%
1880 7,171 28.6%
1890 7,140 −0.4%
1900 7,272 1.8%
1910 6,512 −10.5%
1920 6,011 −7.7%
1930 5,348 −11.0%
1940 5,601 4.7%
1950 5,148 −8.1%
1960 5,102 −0.9%
1970 5,349 4.8%
1980 6,253 16.9%
1990 6,090 −2.6%
2000 8,125 33.4%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1840 Federal Census & Index ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb

1850 Federal Census & Index ~ Trimble Co. KYGenWeb (separate pgs.)

1860 Federal Census Index ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb

1870 Federal Census Index ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb

1880 Federal Census Index ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb

1900 Federal Census Index ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb

1910 Federal CensusIndex ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb

1920 Federal Census & Index ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb (census is partial)


1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Trimble County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

Court

Genealogy

  • [Strother] Owen, Thomas McAdory, "William Strother of Virginia and His Descendants," Publications of the Southern History Association, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Apr. 1898):149-173. Digitized by Internet Archive.

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Trimble County, Kentucky. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Trimble Democrat 1913 ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Trimble County, Kentucky newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the Trimble County, Kentucky Clerk of Court and are housed at the Trimble County, Kentucky Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Trimble County Tax Lists 1837, 1838 & 1839 ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb

 1890 Tax Lists of Trimble County ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb 

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Trimble County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Trimble County, Kentucky Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records. See also How to order Kentucky Vital Records


Birth
Marriage
  • 1852-1859 - Trimble County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch M518021 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Trimble County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M518024 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Trimble County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M518025 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted
  • Trimble County Deaths ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb
  • Trimble County Marriages ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb

Trimble County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Trimble County Public Library
112 Highway 42 East
Bedford, KY 40006
Phone: (502) 255-7362


Trimble Co Historical Society
c/o Sue Reid
5700 Montfort Lane
Crestwood KY 40014

Family History Centers

Trimble County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Trimble County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Trimble County, Kentucky page 275, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.


 

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