Clinton County, Kentucky Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Clinton County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg


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The county is named after New York Governor DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828).

Parent County

1835--Clinton County was created 20 February 1835 from Cumberland and Wayne Counties.  County seat: Albany [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1865, 1890--Disasters destroyed some records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Aaron Cumberland City Marlow Snow
Albany Decide Narvel Static
Alpha Desda Nora Upchurch
Browns Crossroads Highway Ootens Store (hist.) Wago
Bug Hobart Rolan Waterview (hist.)
Cannons Mill Huntersville Savage Watauga
Cartwright Ida Seventy Six Willis Creek
Cedar Knob Jones Mill Shipley Wolf River Dock

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
  • Clinton 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





School Records

Clinton County Schools - Clinton County KYGenWeb


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


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