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

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Marion County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 25, 1834
County Seat Lebanon
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Marion County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1852
1852
1840
1863
1863
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Marion County Courthouse, Lebanon, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Marion County Courthouse
120 W Main
Lebanon, KY 40033
Phone: 270.692.2651[1]

History

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The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[2]

Parent County

1834--Marion County was created 25 January 1834 from Washington County.
County seat: Lebanon [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1863--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Arbuckle (hist.) Dant Loretto Riley
Barbours Mill Pike (hist.) Frogtown Lower Logan (hist.) Rush Branch
Belltown Gandertown Nerinx Saint Francis
Beantown (hist.) Gravel Switch New Market Saint Mary
Bradfordsville Greenbriar Peck Ford Saint Rose Pike
Burkes Spring Holy Cross Penick Salleetown
Calvary Horseshoe Bend (hist.) Phillipsburg Whippoorwill
Cambron (hist.) Jessietown Poplar Corner
Cherry Run (hist.) Lebanon Raywick
Clear Creek (hist.) Logan (hist.) Ridge (hist.)

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research. All can be used:

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
184011,032
185011,7656.6%
186012,5937.0%
187012,8381.9%
188014,69314.4%
189015,6486.5%
190016,2904.1%
191016,3300.2%
192015,527−4.9%
193015,499−0.2%
194016,9139.1%
195017,2121.8%
196016,887−1.9%
197016,714−1.0%
198017,9107.2%
199016,499−7.9%
200018,21210.4%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21155.txt

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

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors].
Bibliography

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1858 - Marion County Birth Index 1852-1858. Batch C517711 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874 - Marion County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517712 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Marion County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517713 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
  • 1852-1858 - Marion County Marriage Index 1852-1858. Batch M517711 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Marion County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517714 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876 - Marion County Marriage Index 1876. Batch M517715 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Unsorted

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Marion County, Kentucky page 273, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.