Calloway County, Kentucky Genealogy

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Calloway County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Founded December 19, 1821
County Seat Murray
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Quick Dates

Calloway County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1823 1852 1830 1822 1836
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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.
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]


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.

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


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.




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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  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)