Rockcastle County, Kentucky Genealogy

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{{Infobox U.S. County
| county = Rockcastle County
| county_map = Ky-rockcastle.png
| state = Kentucky
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| founded year = 1810
| founded date = January 8
| seat wl = Mount Vernon
== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==

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Rockcastle County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Rockcastle County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Founded January 8, 1810
County Seat Mount Vernon


County Courthouse

Rockcastle County Courthouse, Mount Vernon, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.


Parent County

1810--Rockcastle County was created 8 January 1810 from KnoxLincoln, Madison and Pulaski Counties.
County seat: Mount Vernon [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1874--A disaster destroyed many of the records.


Populated Places

Bloss Goochland Mount Vernon Roundstone
Boone Gum Sulphur Mullins Sand Springs
Brodhead Hansford Orlando Sinks
Burr Hummel Ottawa Spiro
Climax Johnetta Pine Hill Wabd
Conway Level Green Pongo Wellhope
Cooksburg Livingston Quail Wildie
Disputanta Luner Renfro Valley Willailla
Flat Rock Maretburg

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
  • Rockcastle 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).