Spencer County, Kentucky Genealogy

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*'''1852-1861''' - Spencer County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517981}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.</ref>
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  

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Guide to Spencer County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Spencer County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded January 7, 1824
County Seat Taylorsville
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Contents

Spencer County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Spencer County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1824
1852
1830
1824
1868
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Spencer County Courthouse, Taylorsville, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Spencer County Courthouse
2 Main Street;
Taylorsville, KY 40071
Phone: 502.477.3215[1]

Spencer County Kentucky History

Parent County

1824--Spencer County was created 7 January 1824 from Bullitt, Nelson and Shelby Counties.
County seat: Taylorsville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1865--The courthouse was burned, but no records were lost.

Spencer County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Crenshaw Little Mount Rivals Waterford
Elk Creek Mount Eden Taylorsville Yoder
Leatherwoods (hist.) Normandy Wakefield Zion (hist.)

Neighboring Counties

Spencer County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research. 

Biographies

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1830 6,812
1840 6,581 −3.4%
1850 6,842 4.0%
1860 6,188 −9.6%
1870 5,956 −3.7%
1880 7,040 18.2%
1890 6,760 −4.0%
1900 7,406 9.6%
1910 7,567 2.2%
1920 7,785 2.9%
1930 6,606 −15.1%
1940 6,757 2.3%
1950 6,157 −8.9%
1960 5,680 −7.7%
1970 5,488 −3.4%
1980 5,929 8.0%
1990 6,801 14.7%
2000 11,766 73.0%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Spencer County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

Church

Court

Genealogy

  • [Mills] Hackett, John Davis and Kathryn Dickerson Shannon. "Mills Families of Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 35, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1991):215-228; Vol. 35, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1991):284-296; Vol. 36, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1992):34-48; Vol. 36, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1992):109-119. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 35 (1991)-v. 36 (1992).
  • [Snider] Franklin, James O. Descendants of Jonas Snider and Anna Hostutler Snider, Shelby and Spencer Counties, Kentucky. 1950; reprint 1990s. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Spencer County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517981 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1875 - Spencer County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C517982 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Spencer County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517983 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1861 - Spencer County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517981 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Spencer County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517984 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Spencer County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517985 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

Spencer County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Spencer County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Spencer County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Spencer County, Kentucky page 275, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/7/75/Igikentuckymz.pdf.