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Guide to Breckinridge County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records.

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Founded December 9, 1799
County Seat Hardinsburg
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Breckinridge County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Breckinridge County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1800 1852 1810 1800 1800
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Breckenridge County Courthouse
Courthouse Square; PO Box 538
Hardinsburg, KY 40143
Phone: 270-756-2246[1]

Breckinridge County Archives
P.O. Box 538 - Courthouse
Hardinsburg, KY 40143
270-756-6112

Open 8AM to 4PM Monday to Friday

Breckinridge County Kentucky History

Parent County

1799--Breckinridge County was created 9 December 1799 from Hardin County.
County seat: Hardinsburg [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Breckinridge County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Addison Corners Holt Mystic
Ammons Custer Horn Back Hill Raymond
Axtel Dempster Hudson Rockvale
Basin Spring Dyer I[[]] Roff
Bewleyville Fairfield Kingswood Rosetta
Big Spring Falls of Rough Kirk Sample
Buras Fisher Locust Hill Se Ree
Cannons Point Frymire Lodiburg Stephensport
Cave Spring Garfield Madrid Stinnettsville
Centerview Glen Dean Mattingly Tar Fork
Chenaultt Graysville McCoy Union Star
Clifton Mills Hardinsburg McDaniels Vanzant
Cloverport Harned McQuady Webster
Cobblers Knob Hensley Mook Westview
Codyville High Plains Mooleyville Woodrow
Constantine Hinton Hills

Neighboring Counties

Breckinridge County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African Americans

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Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18103,430
18207,485118.2%
18307,345−1.9%
18408,94421.8%
185010,59318.4%
186013,23625.0%
187013,4401.5%
188017,48630.1%
189021,03420.3%
190020,534−2.4%
191021,0342.4%
192019,652−6.6%
193017,368−11.6%
194017,7442.2%
195015,528−12.5%
196014,734−5.1%
197014,7890.4%
198016,86114.0%
199016,312−3.3%
200018,64814.3%
Est. 200825,21035.2%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21027.txt

For tips on accessing Breckinridge County, Kentucky census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Church

Court

Genealogy

  • [Kasey] Schorn, Catherine Scott. "Kaseys in Bedford County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1987):243-248; Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1988):24-32. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 31 (1987)-v. 32 (1988).
  • [May] Coke, Ben H. John May, Jr. of Virginia: His Descendants and Their Land, with an Account of Some Early Descendant Families, Including Cocke, Coke, Joplin, Love, Percefull, Perrin, Tompkins. Baltimore, Md., 1975. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Seaton] Katheder, Thomas. "Seaton of Fauquier County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):83-102. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Breckinridge County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Will Book 1: 1800-1893
  2. Will Book 2: 1894-1935

Taxation

  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Breckinridge County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[3] digitized by Ancestry ($).

Vital Records

Breckinridge County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Breckinridge County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Breckinridge County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Breckinridge County, Kentucky page 268, 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. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).


 

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