Bath County, Kentucky Genealogy

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Bath County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Bath County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Founded January 15, 1811
County Seat Owingsville
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Quick Dates

Bath County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1792 1852 1820 1811 1811

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

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Bath County Courthouse
PO Box 609
Owingsville, KY 40350
Phone: 606.674.2613 

County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1811 and military records district records.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records.
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1915.[1]


Parent County

1811--Bath County was created 15 January 1811 from Montgomery County.
County seat: Owingsville [2]
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Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864,1964--Disasters destroyed many records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Bethel Oakla Polksville Sharpsburg
Clear Creek Furnace Olympia Preston Slate Valley
Jackson Schoolhouse (hist.) Owingsville Reynoldsville Wyoming
Kendall Springs (hist.) Peasticks Salt Lick
Midland Pebble

Neighboring Counties

*Bourbon *Fleming *Menifee *Montgomery *Nicholas *Rowan


African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Kentucky African Americans *African American Cemeteries *the KY African American Griots Project ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project *Sandi Gorin's Tips ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900


*KY Biographies ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project


Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. *Tombstone Transcription Project ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb *African American Cemeteries Online ~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries *Cemetery Junction  ~  Links to cemetery transcriptions *Naming the Forgotten ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project *Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky. 
*Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave. *Find A Grave also gives a list of cemeteries in Bath County and links to the  information for the individuals buried there, *Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of *Bath Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.  *The Family History Library Catalog lists some records of cemeteries in Bath County.  Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries. *ePodunk list of Bath County cemeteries gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.


Historical populations
Census Pop.

1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Bath 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. *USGenWeb Census Project ~ Kentucky  Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930 *The USGenWeb Census Images ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project *Kentucky Census Transcriptions ~ The USGenWeb Census Project *Census Online ~ Census Online


*Kentucky Christian Church Directory ~ ChurchAngel *Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington *Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville


*Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project *Kentucky Court of Justice Research & Reference


*The KY Land Office

Local Histories

*[1] ~ The Archives of Appalachia


*KYGenWeb compiled list of maps *Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site


*Military Resources ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War *Korean War Memorial Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb *Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky


*KY Postcards Kentucky Postcards ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project *The KYGenWeb Footsteps ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project


*Kentucky News  -  Kentucky Newspaper Index with links *Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links *Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm   -   Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm


*KY Footsteps Archives ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project *KY Obituary Sources ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project *Links to research and locate obituaries *Browning Genealogy Database ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning. *USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project  ~  Kentucky Obituary Project *Afrigeneas ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources *Obituary Depot  ~  Kentucky Newspaper Citations *Obituary Daily Times  ~  Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function *Nashville Advocate ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate


*Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records  ~  (subscription) *1852-1945 - Estate Settlement Books 1 to 24 (1852-1945) have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.


Vital Records

*The Kentucky Vital Records Project Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project *KY Births & Christenings ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search *KY Deaths & Burials ~ KY Deaths & Burials 1843 - 1970 *KY Marriage Records ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search *Searchable KY Vital Records ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths & Marriages *Kentucky Marriage Records  1973 - 2000  ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000 *KY Divorces 1973 - 1993 ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases *The Social Security Death Index The Social Security Death Index - Searchable

Societies and Libraries

*Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

*Introduction to LDS Family History Centers *Owingsville Kentucky Family History Center

Web Sites

*KYGenWeb project. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select the county. *State of Kencucky Website *USGenWeb Kentucky Archives ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records. *USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. *Family History Library Catalog *Bath County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bath, Kentucky page 268, 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).