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County Courthouse

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The county is named for John Larue (1746-1792), Kentucky frontier settler.[1]

Parent County

1843--Larue County was created 4 March 1843 from Hardin County.  County seat: Hodgenville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1865--A disaster destroyed most of the records.


Populated Places

Athertonville Hodgenville Malt (hist.) South Buffalo
Attilla Jerico Mathers Mill Talley
Boundary Oak Keith (hist.) Maxine Tanner
Buffalo Leafdale Mount Sherman Tonieville
Ginseng Lyons Roanoke White City
Gleanings Magnolia

Neighboring Counties


African American

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


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
  • Larue 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


  1. "Larue County, Kentucky," Wikipedia,,_Kentucky.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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