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Allen County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Allen County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 11, 1815
County Seat Scottsville
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Allen County Courthouse, Scottsville, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

History

Parent County

1815--Allen County was created 11 January 1815 from Barren and Warren Counties.
County seat: Scottsville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1902--A disaster destroyed many records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Adolphus Fleet Mount Aerial Rodemer
Allen Springs Forest Springs Mount Zion Scottsville
Alonzo Gainesville New Roe Settle
Amos Halfway Oak Forest Trammel
Butlersville Halifax Petroleum Walnut Hill
Cedar Springs Holland Pope West Fork
Chapel Hill Maynard Port Oliver Ford Yesse
Clare McElroy Ford Raley Ford
Eubanks Ford Meador Red Hill

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Bible Records

Allen County Bible Records

Allen County Kentucky Bible Records

Biographies, Family Histories, GEDCOM files

Allen County Biography Bibliography at World Cat

Kentucky Biographies-Allen County

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky. 
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • Allen Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 

Census

AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE 

Church

Court

Allen County, KY Courthouse Records

Land

AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE

Local Histories

History of Allen County by B.Y. DeWitt

Maps

Military

AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE

Newspapers

Probate

AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE

Taxation

Vital Records

AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE

Early Allen County Marriage Records 1815-1889

Societies and Libraries 

ALLEN COUNTY, KY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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