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Founded January 7, 1824
County Seat Taylorsville
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Contents

Quick Dates

Spencer County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852   1852      

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

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 

County Clerk has marriage records from 1852,
probate and land records from 1824.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records. [1]

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.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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

The Mills family of Spencer County, Kentucky Genealogy is discussed in:

  • [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).

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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).

 

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