Anderson County, Kentucky Genealogy

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

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Anderson County

County Courthouse

Anderson County, Kentucky Couthouse.JPG


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:

African American Records at Anderson County KYGenWeb Project



Census Directory at Anderson County KYGenWeb


Churches at Anderson County KYGenWeb


See Anderson County at Kentucky Court of Justice for information on circuit court.

See Kentucky: State Board of Elections for contact information for county clerk. You may need to scroll down the page.


Local Histories

Anderson County KY History at Kentucky Genealogy Trails



Miltary Records at Anderson County KYGenWeb


The Anderson News

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:



Death Records and Obituaries

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


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