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County Courthouse

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


"The Swamp Fox" Brig. Gen. Francis Marion (c1732-1795)

The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[1]

Parent County

1834--Marion County was created 25 January 1834 from Washington County.
County seat: Lebanon [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1863--A disaster destroyed most of the records.


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



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 Marion 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.
  • TheFamily History Library Catalog lists some records of cemeteries in Marion County.  Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries.




Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries


  • 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. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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