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County Courthouse

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


Parent County

1819--Owen County was created 6 February 1819 from Scott, Franklin and Gallatin Counties.  County seat: Owenton [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Beechwood Hallam Natlee Rockdale
Bradleyville (hist.) Harmony Needmore Squiresville
Breck Hensley Ford New Sweet Owen
Bromley Hesler New Columbus Tacketts Mill
Canby Holiday Ford New Liberty Teresita
Cull Long Ridge Owenton Truesville (hist.)
Eagle Hill Monterey Perry Park Wheatley
Fairbanks Mountain Island Pleasant Home
Gratz Moxley Poplar Grove

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 Interment.net
  • Owen 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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