Kentucky County Creation Dates and Parent Counties

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Name of County Date Formed Boundary
Changes
Parent County Counties Created by Boundary Changes
Adair 1801 Dec 11 Details Green Metcalfe 1860, Russell 1825
Allen 1815 Jan 11 Details Barren, Warren Simpson 1819
Anderson 1827 Jan 16 Details Franklin, Mercer, Washington none
Ballard 1842 Feb 15 Details McCracken, Hickman Carlisle 1886
Barren 1798 dec 20 Details Warren, Green Allen 1798, Hart 1819, Metcalfe 1860, Monroe 1820
Bath 1811 Jan 15 Details Montgomery Menifee 1869, Morgan 1822
Bell 1867 Feb 28 Details Knox, Harlan none
Boone 1798 Dec 13 Details Campbell none
Bourbon 1785 Oct 17 Details Fayette Clark 1792, Harrison 1793, Mason 1788, Nicholas 1799
Boyd 1860 Feb 16 Details Carter, Lawrence, Greenup none
Boyle 1842 Feb 15 Details Lincoln, Mercer none
Bracken 1796 Dec 14 Details Campbell, Mason Meade 1823, Pendleton 1787, Robertson 1867
Breathitt 1796 Dec 13 Details Estill, Clay, Perry Knott 1884, Owsley 1843, Lee 1873, Wolfe 1860
Breckinridge 1799 dec 09 Details Hardin Hancock 1829, Meade 1823
Bullitt 1796 Dec 13 Details Jefferson, nelson Spencer 1824
Butler 1810 Jan 18 Details Logan, Ohio none
Caldwell 1809 Jan 31 Details Livingston Hickman 1821, Lyon 1854, Trigg 1820
Calloway 1821 Dec 19 Details Hickman Marshall 1842
Campbell 1794 Dec 17 Details Scott, Harrison, Mason Boone 1798, Bracken 196, Kenton 1840
Carlisle 1886 Apr 03 Details Ballard none
Carroll 1838 Feb 09 Details Gallatin, Henry, Trimble none
Carter 1838 Feb 09 Details Greenup, Lawrence Boyd 1860, Elliott 1869
Casey 1806 Nov 14 Details Lincoln none
Christian 1796 Dec 13 Details Logan Henderson 1798, Livingston 1798, Muhlenburg 1798,Todd 1819, Trigg 1820
Clark 1792 Dec 06 Details Bourbon, Fayette Estill 1808, Montgomery 1696, Powell 1852
Clay 1806 Dec 02 Details Madison, Knox, Floyd Breathitt 1796, Jackson 1858, Clay 1820, Laurel 1825, Leslie 1878, Owsley 1843, Pendleton 1787
Clinton 1836 Feb 20 Details Wayne, Cumberland none
Crittenden 1842 Jan 26 Details Livingston none
Cumberland 1798 Dec 14 Details Green Clinton 1836, Metcalfe 1860, Wayne 1800, Monroe 1820, Russell 1825
Daviess 1815 Jan 14 Details Ohio Hancock 1829, McLean 1854
Edmonson 1869 Jan 12 Details Hart, Grayson, Warren none
Elliott 1869 Jan 26 Details Lawrence, Morgan, Carter none
Estill 1808 Jan 27 Details Madison, Clark Breathitt 1796, Jackson 1858, Pendleton 1787, Powell 1852, Lee 1873, Owsley 1843
Fayette 1780 May 01 Details Kentucky County Woodford 1788, Bourbon 1798, Clark 1792, Jessamine 1798
Fleming 1798 Feb 10 Details Mason Floyd 1799, Rowan 1856
Floyd 1799 Dec 13 Details Fleming, Mason, Montgomery Clay 1806, Johnson 1843, Knott 1884, Lawrence 1821, Magoffin 1860, Pike 1821, Martin 1870, Perry 1820
Franklin 1794 Dec 07 Details Woodford, Mercer, Shelby Anderson 1827, Gallatin 1798, Owen 1819
Fulton 1845 Jan 15 Details Hickman none
Gallatin 1798 Dec 14 Details Franklin, Shelby Carroll 1838, Owen 1819, Trimble 1837
Garrard 1796 Dec 17 Details Madison, Lincoln, Mercer none
Grant 1820 Feb 12 Details Pendleton none
Graves 1821 Dec 19 Details Hickman none
Grayson 1810 Jan 25 Details Hardin, Ohio Edmonson 1869
Green 1792 Dec 20 Details Lincoln, Nelson Adair 1801, Barren 1798,Cumberland 1798, Metcalfe 1860, Pulaski 1798, Taylor 1848
Greenup 1803 Dec 12 Details Mason Boyd 1860, Carter 1838, Lawrence 1821
Hancock 1829 Jan 03 Details Breckinridge, Ohio, Daviess none
Hardin 1792 Dec 15 Details Nelson Breckinridge 1799, Grayson 1810, hart 1819, LaRue 1843, Mercer 1785, Ohio 1798
Harlan 1819 Jan 28 Details Knox Bell 1867, Leslie 1878, Letcher 1842
Harrison 1793 Dec 21 Details Bourbon, Scott Campbell 1794, Robertson 1867
Hart 1819 Jan 28 Details Hardin, Barren Edmonson 1869
Henderson 1798 Dec 21 Details Christian Hopkins 1806, Union 1811, Wayne 1800, Webster 1860
Henry 1798 Dec 14 Details Shelby Carroll 1838, Oldham 1823, Trimble 1837
Hickman 1821 Dec 19 Details Caldwell, Livingston Ballard 1842, Calloway 1821, Graves 1821, Fulton 1845, McCracken 1824
Hopkins 1806 Dec 09 Details Henderson Wayne 1800, Webster 1860
Jackson 1858 Feb 02 Details Madison, Owsley, Rockcastle, Clay, Estill, Laurel none
Jefferson 1780 May 01 Details Kentucky County Bullitt 1796, Nelson1784, Oldham 1823, Shelby 1792
Jessamine 1798 Dec 19 Details Fayette none
Johnson 1843 Feb 24 Details Lawrence, Floyd, Morgan Magoffin 1860, Martin 1870
Kenton 1840 Jan 29 Details Campbell none
Kentucky 1776 6 17 Details Fincastle Co., Virginia Fayette 1780, Jefferson 1780, Lincoln 1780
Knott 1884 May 05 Details Letcher, Floyd, Perry, Breathitt none
Knox 1825 Dec 19 Details Lincoln Bell 1867, Clay 1806, Harlan 1819, Laurel 1825, Rockastle 1810, Whitley 1818
LaRue 1843 Mar 04 Details Hardin none
Laurel 1825 Dec 12 Details Rockcastle, Knox, Clay, Whitley Jackson 1856
Lawrence 1821 Dec 14 Details Floyd, Greenup Boyd 1860, Carter 1838, Elliott 1869, Johnson 1843, Mason 1870
Lee 1873 Jan 29 Details Owsley, Breathitt, Estill, Wolfe none
Leslie 1878 Mar 29 Details Clay, Harlan, Perry none
Letcher 1842 Mar 03 Details Harlan, Perry Knott 1842
Lewis 1806 Dec 02 Details Mason none
Lincoln 1780 May 01 Details Kentucky County Boyle 1842, Casey 1806, Garrard 1796, Rockcastle 1810, Green 1792, Knox 1825, Logan 1792, Madison 1785, Pulaski 1798, Mercer 1785
Livingston 1798 Dec 13 Details Christian Caldwell 1809, Crittenden 1842, Hickman 1821
Logan 792 Jun 28 Details Lincoln Butler 1810, Christin 1796, Todd 1819, Muhlenburg 1798, Simpson 1819, Warren 1796
Lyon 1854 Jan 14 Details Caldwell none
Madison 1785 Oct 17 Details Lincoln Clay 1806, Estill 1808, Garrard 1796, Jackison 1858, Nicholas 1799, Rockcastle 1810
Magoffin 1860 Feb 22 Details Floyd, Johnson, Morgan none
Marion 1834 Jan 25 Details Washington none
Marshall 1842 Feb 12 Details Calloway none
Martin 1870 Mar 10 Details Johnson, Pike, Floyd, Lawrence none
Mason 1788 Nov 05 Details Bourbon Bracken 1796, Campbell 1794, Lewis 1806, Fleming 1798, Greenup 1803, Flloyd 1799, Robertson 1867
McCracken 1824 Dec 17 Details Hickman Ballard 1842
McCreary 1824 Dec 17 Details Pulaski, Wayne, Whitley none
McLean 1854 Feb 06 Details Daviess, Ohio, Muhlenburg none
Meade 1823 Dec 17 Details Breckenridge, Bracken none
Menifee 1869 Mar 10 Details Bath, Montgomery, Morgan none
Mercer 1785 Oct 17 Details Hardin, Lincoln Anderson 1827, Boyle 1842, Garrard 1796, Franklin 1794
Metcalfe 1860 Feb 01 Details Adair, Barren, Green, Cumberland none
Monroe 1820 Jan 19 Details Barren, Cumberland none
Montgomery 1796 Dec 14 Details Clark Bath 1811, Floyd 1799, Menifee 1869, Powell 1852
Morgan 1822 Dec 07 Details Bath Elliott 1869, Magoffin 1860, Wolfe 1860, Menifee 1869, Rowan 1856
Nelson 1784 Oct 18 Details Jefferson Bullitt 1796, Green 1792, Hardin 1792, Spencer 1824, Washington 1792
Nicholas 1799 Dec 18 Details Bourbon, Madison Robertson 1867
Ohio 1798 Dec 17 Details Hardin Butler 1810, Daviess 1815, Mc Lean 1854, Grayson 1810, Hancock 1829
Oldham 1823 Dec 15 Details Jefferson, Shelby, Henry Trimble 1837
Owen 1819 Feb 06 Details Scott, Gallatin, Franklin, Pendleton none
Owsley 1843 Jan 23 Details Clay, Estill, Breathitt Jackson 1858, Lee 1873, Powell 1860
Pendleton 1787 Dec 04 Details Clay, Estill, Bracken Grand 1820, Owen 1819
Perry 1820 Nov 02 Details Clay, Floyd Breathitt 1796, Knott 1884, Leslie 1878, Letcher 1842
Pike 1821 Dec 19 Details Floyd Martin 1870
Powell 1852 Jan 07 Details Montgomery, Clark, Estill Wolfe 1860
Pulaski 1798 Dec 10 Details Lincoln, Green Mc Creary 1824, Rockcastle 1810, Wayne 1800
Robertson 1867 Feb 11 Details Nicholas, Harrison, Mason, Bracken none
Rockcastle 1810 Jan 08 Details Lincoln, Pulaski, Madison, Knox Jackson 1858, Laurel 1825
Rowan 1856 Mar 15 Details Fleming, Morgan none
Russell 1825 Dec 14 Details Wayne, Adair, Cumberland none
Scott 1792 Jun 22 Details Woodford Campbell 1794, Harrison 1793, Owen 1819
Shelby 1792 Jun 23 Details Jefferson Franklin 1794, Gallatin 1798, Henry 1798, Oldham 1803, Sepncer 1824
Simpson 1819 Jan 28 Details Logan, Warren, Allen none
Spencer 1824 Jan 07 Details Nelson, Shelby, Bullitt none
Taylor 1848 Jan 13 Details Green none
Todd 1819 Dec 30 Details Logan, Christian none
Trigg 1820 Jan 27 Details Christian, Caldwell none
Trimble 1837 Feb 09 Details Gallatin, Oldham, Henry Carroll 1838
Union 1811 Jan 15 Details Henderson Wayne 1800, Webster 1860
Warren 1796 Dec 14 Details Logan Allen 1815, Barren 1798, Edmonson 1869, Simpson 1819
Washington 1792 Jun 22 Details Nelson Anderson 1827, Marion 1834
Wayne 1800 Dec 18 Details Pulaski, Cumberland, Hopkins, Union, Henderson Clinton 1836, Mc Creary 1824, Russell 1825
Webster 1860 Feb 29 Details Henderson, Hopkins, Union none
Whitley 1818 Jan 17 Details Knox Laurel 1825, Mc Creary 1824
Wolfe 1860 ar 5 Details Breathitt, Morgan, Powell, Owsley Lee 1873
Woodford 1788 Nov 12 Details Fayette Franklin 1794, Scott 1792

References

  1. [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Kentucky/viewer.htm Kentucky Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor; Gordon DenBoer, Historical Compiler; Douglas Knox, Book Digitizing Director and Digital Compiler; Emily Kelley, Research Associate; Laura Rico-Beck, GIS Specialist; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer; Robert Will, Cartographic Assistant. Copyright The Newberry Library 2008.