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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Calloway County

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

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Calloway County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Founded December 19, 1821
County Seat Murray
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Calloway County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Calloway County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1823 1852 1830 1822 1836
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Calloway County Courthouse, Murray, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Calloway County Courthouse
101 S 5th Street
Murray, KY 42071
Phone: 270.767.0429[1]

Calloway County Kentucky History

First Calloway County Courthouse, Central Park, Murray, Ky. (Originally stood at Wadesboro, Ky.) Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Parent County

1821--Calloway County was created 19 December 1821 from Hickman County.
County seat: Murray [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1906--A disaster destroyed most records.

Calloway County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Almo Faxon Kirksey Pleasant Hill
Almo Heights Five Points Lynn Grove Pottertown
Backusburg Fort Heiman Midway Protemus
Bakers Crossroads Hamlin Murray Shiloh
Boatwright Harris Grove New Concord Stella
Coldwater Hazel New Providence Wadesboro
Crossland Hico Penny Wiswell
Dexter Irvin Cobb Resort

Neighboring Counties

Calloway 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.


For tips on accessing Calloway 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.



Local Histories

  • [1] ~ The Archives of Appalachia



Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Calloway County.

Map showing battle in Tennessee click here

Other Military Resources Include:






Vital Records

  • 1852-1859 - Calloway County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517171 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874 - Calloway County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517172 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Calloway County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517173 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1852-1859 - Calloway County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch M517171 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Calloway County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517174 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876-1878 - Calloway County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517175 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Calloway County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Calloway County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Calloway County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calloway County, Kentucky page 269, 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 21 August 2012)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 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.