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Guide to Breckinridge County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military records, and immigration records.

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Breckinridge County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Founded December 9, 1799
County Seat Hardinsburg
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Beginning Dates for Breckinridge County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1800 1852 1810 1800 1800
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Breckenridge County Courthouse
Courthouse Square; PO Box 538
Hardinsburg, KY 40143
Phone: 270-756-2246[1]

Breckinridge County Archives
P.O. Box 538 - Courthouse
Hardinsburg, KY 40143

Open 8AM to 4PM Monday to Friday

Breckinridge County Kentucky History

Parent County

1799--Breckinridge County was created 9 December 1799 from Hardin County.
County seat: Hardinsburg [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Breckinridge County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Addison Corners Holt Mystic
Ammons Custer Horn Back Hill Raymond
Axtel Dempster Hudson Rockvale
Basin Spring Dyer I[[]] Roff
Bewleyville Fairfield Kingswood Rosetta
Big Spring Falls of Rough Kirk Sample
Buras Fisher Locust Hill Se Ree
Cannons Point Frymire Lodiburg Stephensport
Cave Spring Garfield Madrid Stinnettsville
Centerview Glen Dean Mattingly Tar Fork
Chenaultt Graysville McCoy Union Star
Clifton Mills Hardinsburg McDaniels Vanzant
Cloverport Harned McQuady Webster
Cobblers Knob Hensley Mook Westview
Codyville High Plains Mooleyville Woodrow
Constantine Hinton Hills

Neighboring Counties

Breckinridge County Kentucky Genealogy Resources


African Americans

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


Historical populations
Census Pop.
Est. 200825,21035.2%

For tips on accessing Breckinridge County, Kentucky Genealogy census records online, see: Kentucky Census.


Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.



  • [Kasey] Schorn, Catherine Scott. "Kaseys in Bedford County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1987):243-248; Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1988):24-32. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 31 (1987)-v. 32 (1988).
  • [May] Coke, Ben H. John May, Jr. of Virginia: His Descendants and Their Land, with an Account of Some Early Descendant Families, Including Cocke, Coke, Joplin, Love, Percefull, Perrin, Tompkins. Baltimore, Md., 1975. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Seaton] Katheder, Thomas. "Seaton of Fauquier County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):83-102. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Breckinridge County, Kentucky Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.







The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Breckinridge County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Will Book 1: 1800-1893
  2. Will Book 2: 1894-1935


Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Breckinridge County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[3] digitized by Ancestry ($).

Vital Records

  • 1852-1861 - Breckinridge County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517131 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Breckinridge County Birth Index 1875. Batch C394971 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1852-1862 - Breckinridge County Marriage Index 1852-1862. Batch M517131 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874-1876 - Breckinridge County Marriage Index 1874-1876. Batch M517132 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875-1878 - Breckinridge County Marriage Index 1875-1878. Batch M517133 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

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Breckinridge County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Breckinridge County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Breckinridge County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Breckinridge County, 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).
  3. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.