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Allen County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded January 11, 1815
County Seat Scottsville
Courthouse
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Contents

Quick Dates

Allen County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1852

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

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 Americans

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Bible Records

Allen County Kentucky Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18205,327
18306,48521.7%
18407,32913.0%
18508,74219.3%
18609,1875.1%
187010,29612.1%
188012,08917.4%
189013,69213.3%
190014,6577.0%
191014,8821.5%
192016,76112.6%
193015,180−9.4%
194015,4962.1%
195013,787−11.0%
196012,269−11.0%
197012,5982.7%
198014,12812.1%
199014,6283.5%
200017,80021.7%
Est. 200618,7885.6%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21003.txt


1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Allen 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

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

AllenCountyKY.com SEARCHABLE ON-LINE DATABASE

Taxation

Vital Records

Early Allen County Marriage Records 1815-1889

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites

References

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

 

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