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County Courthouse

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


Parent County

1794--Campbell County was created 17 December 1794 from Mason, Scott and Harrison Counties. Campbell has two courthouses, one at Alexandria and one at Newport.
County seat: Newport [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Abbott (hist.) Cold Spring Hopeful (hist.) Silver Grove
Alexandria Crestview Kohler Southgate
Aspen Grove Dayton Lakeside Twelve Mile
Bellevue Fisher Ridge (hist.) Melbourne Tug Fork
Brent Flagg Spring Mentor Wilder
California Fort Thomas Newport Wilmington (hist.)
Camp Springs Grants Lick Oneonta Woodlawn
Carthage Gubser Mill Persimmon Grove
Claryville Hawthorne Reeses Settlement
Clifton Highland Heights Ross

Neighboring Counties



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
  • Campbell 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. 




Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


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


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