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*Caldwell Co., Ky. Unmarked Burials  [http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/unmarkedburials.html http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/unmarkedburials.html]  
*Caldwell Co., Ky. Unmarked Burials  [http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/unmarkedburials.html http://westernkyhistory.org/caldwellcemetery/unmarkedburials.html]  
*Caldwell Co., Ky. County Court Records http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/clerkrecordsearch.htm  
*Caldwell Co., Ky. County Court Records http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycaldw2/clerkrecordsearch.htm  
*Ky Vital records Index    http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/
*Ky Vital records Index    http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/  
*Caldwell Co., Ky. Message Board  http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kentucky.counties.caldwell/mb.ashx
== Societies and Libraries  ==
== Societies and Libraries  ==

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Caldwell County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Caldwell County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Founded January 31, 1809
County Seat Princeton

County Courthouse

  • Caldwell County Courthouse Annex

105 W. Court Square
Princeton, Ky. 42445

Caldwell County Courthouse, Princeton, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.


Parent County

1809--Caldwell County was created 31 January 1809 from Livingston County.
County seat: Princeton [1]

Boundary Changes

Was formed from Livingston County in 1809. Before that, modern-day Caldwell County was part of Christian, Logan, and Lincoln Counties--Lincoln County being one of the three original counties in Kentucky.  

Record Loss

The courthouse fire on 15 Dec 1864 destroyed some records

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Bakers Enon McGowan Ruth
Baldwin ford Farmersville Midway Scottsburg
Cedar Bluff Flat Rock Needmore Smith Ford
Claxton Fredonia Otter Pond The Bluff
Cobb Friendship Princeton Tom Gray Ford
Creswell Harper Ford Pumpkin Center Utley Ford
Crider Hopson Quinn Walche Cut
Crowtown Lakeshore Rufus White Sulphur
Dulaney Lewistown

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 Interment.net
  • Caldwell 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




Times Leader Newspaper   http://www.timesleader.net/articles/sections/main/



Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


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