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Butler County, Kentucky
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Founded January 18, 1810
County Seat Morgantown
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County Courthouse

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


Parent County

1810--Butler County was created 18 January 1810 from Logan and Ohio Counties.
County seat: Morgantown [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Aberdeen Gilstrap Mining City Sharer
Banock Grancer Monford Silver City
Boston Harper Crossroads Morgantown South Hill
Brooklyn Harreldsville Neafus Sugar Grove
Casey Horsemill Needmore Tilford
Davis Crossroads Huldeville Pleasant Hill Turnertown
Decker Huntsville Provo Vineyard
Dexterville Jetson Quality Welchs Creek
Dimple Lee Reedyville Welcome
Dunbar Leetown Richelieu Woodbury
Eden Logansport Rochester Youngtown
Flener Love

Neighboring Counties


African American Research

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



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.
  • Find A Grave also gives a list of cemeteries in Butler County and links to the  information for the individuals buried there,
  • 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
  • Butler 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. 
  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some records of cemeteries in Butler County.  Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries.
  • ePodunk list of Butler County cemeteries gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.





Local Histories

  • [1] ~ The Archives of Appalachia








Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


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


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