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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/anderson/anderson_history.html Anderson County KY History] at Kentucky Genealogy Trails  
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/anderson/anderson_history.html Anderson County KY History] at Kentucky Genealogy Trails  
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives] ~ The Archives of Appalachia
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives The Archives of Appalachia]
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Revision as of 03:38, 6 January 2011

This article is about a north-central Kentucky county. For other uses, see Anderson.

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Anderson County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Founded January 16, 1827
County Seat Lawrenceburg
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County Courthouse

Anderson County, Kentucky Couthouse.JPG
 located at 151 Main Street,  

 Lawrenceburg, KY 40342


Parent County

1827--Anderson County was created 16 January 1827 from Franklin, Mercer and Washington Counties.
County seat: Lawrenceburg [1]

Boundary Changes

On January 28, 1854 a minor change in the line between the county of Franklin and Anderson was approved by legislation. It was to include the house in which R.C. McKee lived. See County Formations Database at Kentucky Land Office webpage.

Record Loss

1859, 1915--Disasters destroyed most records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Alton Fairview Klondyke Sparrow
Alton Station Fox Creek Lawrenceburg Stringtown
Anderson City Gee McBrayer Tyrone
Ashbrook Glensboro Nevin Van Buren
Avenstoke Hickory Grove Ninevah Wayside
Ballard Houchin (hist.) Pleasant Grove (hist.)
Birdie Jefferies (hist.) Sidney (hist.)
Drydock Johnsonville Sinai

Neighboring Counties


African American

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:


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





Local Histories





Physical Address:
The Anderson News
1080 Bypass South, Suite 3
Lawrenceburg, KY 40242
Phone: 502-839-6906
Fax: 502-839-3118



Wills at Anderson County KYGenWeb


Vital Records

Anderson County KYGenWeb has the following on line:

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).