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Guide to '''Henderson County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.
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Guide to Henderson County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the Western Coal Fields region.

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Founded December 21, 1798
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Henderson County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Henderson County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1798 1852 1810 1797 1799
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Henderson County Courthouse, Henderson, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Henderson County Courthouse
232 1st St; PO Box 374
Henderson, KY 42420-3146
Phone: 270.827.5671[1]

Henderson County Kentucky History

Parent County

1798--Henderson County was created 21 December 1798 from Christian County.
County seat: Henderson [2]

Boundary Changes

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

Henderson County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Anthoston Corydon Henderson Scuffletown
Baskett Dixie Jonesburg Smith Mills
Beals Euterpe Niagara Spottsville
Bluff City Finley Addition Rankin Tunnel Hill
Cairo Geneva Reed Weaverton
Carlinburg Graham Hill Robards Wilson
Coraville Hebbardsville Rock Springs

Neighboring Counties

Henderson County Kentucky Genealogy Resources


African American Research

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.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
Est. 200645,6661.9%

For tips on accessing Henderson 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]
  • Moody, Shirley C. Kith and Kin of Henderson County, Kentucky and Their Descendants. 6 vols. Evansville, Ind.: S. Moody, 1991. FHL Film 1597933 Items 1-6
  • [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
  • [Bethell] Bethell, John Pinckney. Some Descendants of James Bethell, Who Came from England to Jamestown, Virginia in 1625 ... and of Union Bethell, 1826-1907, of Newburg, Indiana to Henderson County, Kentucky. Des Arc, Ark.: Bethell, 1975. FHL Film 928178 Item 13
  • [Crowley] Crowley, Ariel L. Benjamin Harrison Crowley of Henderson, Kentucky, an Account of His Maternal Ancestry. Typescript. 1969. FHL Book 929.273 C886cr; Supplement: FHL Book 929.273 C886cr supp.
  • [Hart] Smith, Zachary F. and Mary Rogers Clay. The Clay Family. Louisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Company, 1899. Digital version at Internet Archive - free.
  • [Jones] Jones, Otey Sherman. The History of the Jones Family of Henderson, Kentucky. St. Louis, Mo.: O.S. Jones, 1974. FHL Book 929.273 J71jos
  • [Tippin] Tippin, James Jackson. English Tipping Ancestry of Sanford Lathadeus Tippin Family of Henderson Co., Kentucky (U.S.A.). Typescript. 1900 (?). FHL Fiche 6018262
  • [Tippin] Tippin, James Jackson. Ancestry of Sanford Lathadeus Tippin Family of Henderson County, Kentucky. Shreveport, La.: J.J. Tippin, 1940. FHL Film 1405352


Local Histories



Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Henderson County, Kentucky Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Henderson County, Kentucky Genealogy:

- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Company L.






  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Henderson County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[4] digitized by Ancestry ($).

Vital Records

County Clerk has birth and death records 1911-1949[1]

Henderson County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Henderson County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Henderson County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Henderson County, Kentucky page 271, 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)
  4. 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).