Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy

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{{Infobox U.S. County
| county = Monroe County
| county_map = Monroe_County_svg.png
| state = Kentucky
| state_map = Kentucky.png
| founded year = 1820
| founded date = January 19
| seat wl = Tompkinsville
== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==

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Monroe County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Monroe County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Founded January 19, 1820
County Seat Tompkinsville


County Courthouse

Monroe County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg


Parent County

1820--Monroe County was created 19 January 1820 from Barren and Cumberland Counties.  County seat: Tompkinsville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

'1863, 1887--Disasters destroyed most records.


Populated Places

Akersville Freetown Mount Hermon
Blythe Gamaliel Mud Lick
Boles Grandview Otia
Bugtussle Gum Tree Persimmon
Coe Harlan Crossroads Raydure
Cyclone Hestand Rockbridge
Emberton Jeffrey Sulphur Lick
Flippin Lamb Tompkinsville
Forkton Martinsburg Vernon
Fountain Run Meshack

Neighboring Counties


African American

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