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Nicholas County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Nicholas County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Founded December 18, 1799
County Seat Carlisle


County Courthouse

Nicholas County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg


Parent County

1799--Nicholas County was created 18 December 1799 from Bourbon and Mason Counties.  County seat: Carlisle [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Barefoot Ellisville Milltown Sprout
Barterville Headquarters Moorefield Upper Blue Lick
Carlisle Hickory Ridge (hist.) Myers Weston
East Union Hooktown Pleasant Valley

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
  • Nicholas 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).


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