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Anderson County, Kentucky
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Founded January 16, 1827
County Seat Lawrenceburg
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Quick Dates

Anderson County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1831 1852 1830 1827 1827

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

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Anderson County Courthouse
151 S Main Street
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Phone: 502.839.3041

County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1827
and school records; Clerk Circuit Court has court records from 1857[1]

 

History

Parent County

1827--Anderson County was created 16 January 1827 from Franklin, Mercer and Washington Counties.
County seat: Lawrenceburg [2]

Boundary Changes

On January 28, 1854 a minor change in the line between the county of Franklin and Anderson was approved by legislation. It was to include the house in which R.C. McKee lived. See County Formations Database at Kentucky Land Office webpage.

Record Loss

1859, 1915--Disasters destroyed most records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Alton Fairview Klondyke Sparrow
Alton Station Fox Creek Lawrenceburg Stringtown
Anderson City Gee McBrayer Tyrone
Ashbrook Glensboro Nevin Van Buren
Avenstoke Hickory Grove Ninevah Wayside
Ballard Houchin (hist.) Pleasant Grove (hist.)
Birdie Jefferies (hist.) Sidney (hist.)
Drydock Johnsonville Sinai

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African Americans

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Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18304,520
18405,45220.6%
18506,26014.8%
18607,40418.3%
18705,449−26.4%
18809,36171.8%
189010,61013.3%
190010,051−5.3%
191010,1460.9%
19209,982−1.6%
19308,494−14.9%
19408,9365.2%
19508,9840.5%
19608,618−4.1%
19709,3588.6%
198012,56734.3%
199014,57115.9%
200019,11131.2%
Est. 200720,8859.3%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21005.txt



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

Several genealogies have been published about Anderson County families, including:

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Physical Address:
The Anderson News
1080 Bypass South, Suite 3
Lawrenceburg, KY 40242
Phone: 502-839-6906
Fax: 502-839-3118

Obituaries

Probate

Wills at Anderson County KYGenWeb

Taxation

Vital Records

Anderson County KYGenWeb has the following on line:

Additional online resources:

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Anderson County, Kentucky page 268, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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).

 

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