Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy

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{{Infobox U.S. County
| county = Morgan County
| county_map = Morgan_County_svg.png
| state = Kentucky
| state_map = Kentucky.png
| founded year = 1822
| founded date = December 7
| seat wl = West Liberty
== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==

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Morgan County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Morgan County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Founded December 7, 1822
County Seat West Liberty


County Courthouse

Morgan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg


Parent County

1822--Morgan County was created 7 December 1822 from Floyd and Bath Counties.  County seat: West Liberty [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1862, 1925--Disasters destroyed most records.


Populated Places

Adele Fannin Middle Fork Sellars
Bear Wallow Florress Mima Silverhill
Blairs Mills Gordon Ford Mize Smith Creek
Blaze Grassy Creek Moon Stacy Fork
Bonny Greear Murphyfork Straight Creek
Caney Head of Stacy Fork Neal Valley Tarklin
Cannel City Hickory Grove Nickell Twentysix
Caskey Fork (hist.) Holliday Oak Hill Upper Sandlick
Caskey Settlement Index Ophir Upper White Oak Creek
Cindas Creek Jeptha Panama Vance Fork
Cisco Jericho Payton War Creek
Coffee Creek Jones Creek Pekin West Liberty
Cottle Kellacey Perry Bend Wheel Rim
Crockett Leisure Pomp Wheelrim Fork
Dehart Lenox Redwine White Oak
Dingus Liberty Road Relief Woodsbend
Ditney School (hist.) Licking River Rexville Wrigley
Ebon Lost Creek Right Fork Yocum
Elamton Lower Sandlick Road Fork Zag
Elkfork Malone Rockhouse
Elna Matthew Rush Branch
Ezel Maytown Salem

Neighboring Counties


African American

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


Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files, etc.

Sorted by Surname, Morgan County, Kentucky 


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
  • Morgan 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. 


Morgan County Census Records


Church Records 


Kentucky Court of Justice, Morgan County Office of the Circuit Court Clerk
Morgan County Court Records
Morgan County Court and Tax Records


Local Histories

Morgan County History Series
Wikipedia-Morgan County Kentucky 


Morgan County, Kentucky Map 


List of Revelutionary Pensioners
Morgan County Genealogy Trails
Morgan County Kentucky World War II Casualities, Army and Air Corps 


Licking Valley Courier
P. O. Box 187
West Liberty, KY 41472


Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral
Morgan County Obituaries
Potter Funeral Home Inc.


School records

Morgan County School Photos and Yearbooks 


Morgan County Court and Tax Records 

Vital Records

Kentucky Marriage Project, Morgan County 
Morgan County Genealogy Trails 1870 Mortality Schedule
Morgan County Deaths
Morgan County Marriages
Morgan County Vital Records
USGenWeb Archives Project, Morgan County, Kentucky Marriage Index

Societies and Libraries

Morgan County Historical Society
P.O. Box 900; Route 1
West Liberty KY 41472



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