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Trimble County, Kentucky
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Founded February 9, 1837
County Seat Bedford
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Quick Dates

Trimble 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

Trimble County Courthouse, Bedford, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
Trimble County Courthouse
30 Hwy 42 East;
Bedford, KY 40006
Phone: 270.639.7006 

County Clerk has birth records 1911-1950,
marriage records from 1865 and land records
from 1837[1]


Parent County

1836--Trimble County was created 9 February 1837 from Gallatin, Henry and Oldham Counties.
County seat: Bedford [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1953--A disaster destroyed most records.


Populated Places

Bedford Monitor Providence Wises Landing
Milton Mount Pleasant Trout

Neighboring Counties


African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research. 



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


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1840 4,480
1850 5,963 33.1%
1860 5,880 −1.4%
1870 5,577 −5.2%
1880 7,171 28.6%
1890 7,140 −0.4%
1900 7,272 1.8%
1910 6,512 −10.5%
1920 6,011 −7.7%
1930 5,348 −11.0%
1940 5,601 4.7%
1950 5,148 −8.1%
1960 5,102 −0.9%
1970 5,349 4.8%
1980 6,253 16.9%
1990 6,090 −2.6%
2000 8,125 33.4%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1840 Federal Census & Index ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb

1850 Federal Census & Index ~ Trimble Co. KYGenWeb (separate pgs.)

1860 Federal Census Index ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb

1870 Federal Census Index ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb

1880 Federal Census Index ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb

1900 Federal Census Index ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb

1910 Federal CensusIndex ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb

1920 Federal Census & Index ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb (census is partial)

1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Trimble 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.




  • [Strother] Owen, Thomas McAdory, "William Strother of Virginia and His Descendants," Publications of the Southern History Association, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Apr. 1898):149-173. Digitized by Internet Archive.


Local Histories





Trimble Democrat 1913 ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb




Trimble County Tax Lists 1837, 1838 & 1839 ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb

 1890 Tax Lists of Trimble County ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb 

Vital Records

Trimble County Delayed Births    1853 Births (partial) ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb

 Trimble County Deaths ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb
 Trimble County Marriages ~ Trimble Co., KYGenWeb

Societies and Libraries

Trimble County Public Library
112 Highway 42 East
Bedford, KY 40006
Phone: (502) 255-7362

Trimble Co Historical Society
c/o Sue Reid
5700 Montfort Lane
Crestwood KY 40014

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Trimble County, Kentucky page 275, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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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