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Guide to Webster County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the Western Coal Fields region.

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Founded February 29, 1860
County Seat Dixon
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Webster County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Webster County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Webster County Courthouse, Dixon, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Webster County Courthouse
25 Main Street
Dixon, KY 42409-0155
Phone: 270.639.7006[1]

Webster County Kentucky History

Parent County

1860--Webster County was created 29 February 1860 from Henderson, Hopkins and Union Counties.
County seat: Dixon [2]

Boundary Changes

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

Webster County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bellville Fairmont Ortiz Tilden
Blackford Free Union Poole Vanderburg
Breton Gatesville Pratt Virginia
Clay Hearin Providence Wanamaker
Derby Jolly Rock Spring West Wheatcroft
Diamond Lisman Sebree Wheatcroft
Dixon Little Zion Shelton Williams
Elmwood Onton Slaughters

Neighboring Counties

Webster County Kentucky Genealogy Resources


African American

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.  %±
1860 7,533
1870 10,937 45.2%
1880 14,246 30.3%
1890 17,196 20.7%
1900 20,097 16.9%
1910 20,974 4.4%
1920 20,762 −1.0%
1930 20,534 −1.1%
1940 19,198 −6.5%
1950 15,555 −19.0%
1960 14,244 −8.4%
1970 13,282 −6.8%
1980 14,832 11.7%
1990 13,955 −5.9%
2000 14,120 1.2%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Webster 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.




It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
  • [Baker] Chapman, Peggy Brown. Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties & Jackson Purchase, Kentucky. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 B171cp
  • [Proctor] "Notes on a Proctor Family of Northeastern Rutherford Co., N.C.," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 38, No. 3 (August 2010):102-110. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 38


Local Histories



Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Webster County, Kentucky Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Webster County, Kentucky Genealogy:

- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Companies A and C.






Vital Records

  • 1874-1875 - Webster County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C518171 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Webster County Birth Index 1875. Batch C518172 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Webster County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M518173 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876-1877 - Webster County Marriage Index 1876-1877. Batch M518174 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Webster County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

The primary branch of the Webster County library is located in Dixon, Kentucky, and maintains a genealogy section including local histories, many local newspapers on microfilm, and microfilmed copies of county vital records.

A satellite library branch exists in Providence, Kentucky, and maintains a smaller genealogy section, mostly focusing on historical photographs.

Family History Centers

Webster County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Webster County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Webster 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. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 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.


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