Boone County, Kentucky Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Boone County Courthouse, Burlington, Ky.


Parent County

1798--Boone County was created 13 December 1798 from Campbell County.  County seat: Burlington [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1880--A disaster caused the loss of some records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Beaverlick Florence Kensington Stringtown
Belleview Francisville Limaburg Sugartit
Big Bone Hamilton Marydale Taylorsport
Bullitsburg (hist.) Hebron Oakbrook Union
Bullittsville Hopeful Heights Petersburg Verona
Burlington Hueys Corners Rabbit Hash Walton
Constance Hume Richwood Waterloo
Devon Idlewild

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 volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Marion 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. 




Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites


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