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Guide to '''Crittenden County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Revision as of 16:08, 12 March 2013

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

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Crittenden County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Founded January 26, 1842
County Seat Marion
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Beginning Dates for Crittenden County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1842 1852 1850 1842 1842
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Crittenden County Courthouse, Marion, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
Crittenden County Courthouse
107 S. Main Street Suite 202
Marion, KY 42064
Phone: 270.965.3403[1]

Crittenden County Kentucky History

Parent County

1842--Crittenden County was created 26 January 1842 from Livingston County.
County seat: Marion [2]

Boundary Changes

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

1865, 1870--Disasters destroyed most records.
1880 Census--Crittenden County, Kentucky is missing about 1,500 people.
March 28, 1905 - Photo of "The Day After the Fire that Destroyed Much of Marion, Kentucky"

Crittenden County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Crayne Marion Nunn Sheridan
Deanwood Mattoon Piney Tolu
Dycusburg Mexico Piney Fork Tribune
Frances Midway Repton View
Irma New Salem Shady Grove Weston

Neighboring Counties

Crittenden 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.

Some of the best online Crittenden County cemetery resources are:

Additional resources include:


Historical populations
Census Pop.

For tips on accessing Crittenden County, Kentucky Genealogy census records online, see: Kentucky Census.




It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
  • [Asher] Coldiron, Kara Lee. Asher, a Partial Genealogy. Lincoln, Neb.: K.L. Coldiron, 1986. FHL Book 929.273 As35ck
  • [Baker] Chapman, Peggy Brown. Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties & Jackson Purchase, Kentucky. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 B171cp
  • [Cruce] Kidwiler, Pauline Cruce. Cruce Family Genealogical Records, 1829-1988 George Washington Cruce (1829-1912) on Down to 1988 as Nearly as Possible. MSS. Microfilmed 1989. FHL Film 1320816 Item 7
  • [Lynn] Taylor, Jessie Pope. Lynn, 1788-2000. Salem, Ky.: J.P. Taylor, 2000. FHL Book 929.273 L993; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Newcom] Newcom, Randall Hershel. The Family of Newton N. Newcom. Elizabethtown, Ky.: R.H. Newcom, 1986. FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 6509
  • [Rawlins] Talley, Gloria Jean and Leonard Carey Rawlins. One Family: Rawlings, Rawlins, Rollins. Newburgh, Ind.: First Cousins Family Reunion, 2000. FHL Book 929.273 R199tg
  • [Shewmaker] Isakson, Oyjdal Shewmaker Marvel. Shewmaker-Shoemaker, Livingston and Crittenden County, Kentucky. Hobart, Ind.: Isakson, 1967. FHL Film 1320527 Item 8; digital version at Family History Archives.
  • [Tackwell] Koetting, Patricia G. Lowery and Jerome D. Koetting. Tackwell Genealogy. Rio Rancho, N. Mex.: J.D. and P.G. Koetting, 1996. FHL Book 929.273 T119k; digital version at Family History Archives.


Local Histories






Vital Records

Crittenden County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Crittenden County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Crittenden County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crittenden 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. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)