Campbell County, Kentucky Genealogy

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

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Campbell County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Founded December 17, 1794
County Seat Newport
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Campbell County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Campbell County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1795 1852 1810 1795 1794
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Campbell County Courthouse, Newport, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Campbell County Courthouse
340 York Street
Newport, KY 41071
Phone: 606.292.3850[1]

Campbell County Kentucky History

Parent County

1794--Campbell County was created 17 December 1794 from Mason, Scott and Harrison Counties. Campbell has two courthouses, one at Alexandria and one at Newport.
County seat: Newport [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Campbell County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Abbott (hist.) Cold Spring Hopeful (hist.) Silver Grove
Alexandria Crestview Kohler Southgate
Aspen Grove Dayton Lakeside Twelve Mile
Bellevue Fisher Ridge (hist.) Melbourne Tug Fork
Brent Flagg Spring Mentor Wilder
California Fort Thomas Newport Wilmington (hist.)
Camp Springs Grants Lick Oneonta Woodlawn
Carthage Gubser Mill Persimmon Grove
Claryville Hawthorne Reeses Settlement
Clifton Highland Heights Ross

Neighboring Counties

Campbell County Kentucky Genealogy Resources


African Americans

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  • Pictorial and Industrial Review of Northern Kentucky. Historical Souvenir, Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-three, Kenton and Campbell Counties. 1923. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Photographs and short bios of leading citizens of the county.


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

Individual cemeteries


Historical populations
Census Pop.
Est. 200887,038−1.8%

For tips on accessing Campbell 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

Local histories are available for Campbell 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.



Civil War


- 53rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company F



Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Campbell County, Kentucky Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:



Probate records are held by the Campbell County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Campbell County, Kentucky Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.


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

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Campbell County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Campbell County, Kentucky Genealogy Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

  • 1852-1861 - Campbell County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517181 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1852-1859 - Campbell County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch M517181 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1877-1878 - Campbell County Marriage Index 1877-1878. Batch M517182 at FamilySearch - free.[4]

Campbell County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Campbell County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Campbell County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Campbell 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. 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 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at