Henry County, Kentucky Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Henry County Courthouse, New Castle, Ky.


Virginia Governor Patrick Henry (1736-1799)

The county is named after Virginia Governor Patrick Henry (1736-1799).

Parent County

1798--Henry County was created 14 December 1798 from Shelby County.  County seat: New Castle [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1904--A disaster destroyed most records.


Populated Places

Adamsville (hist.) Fallis North Pleasureville Slabtown
Bellview Franklintown Orville Sligo
Bethlehem Gest Pendleton Smithfield
Campbellsburg Jericho Port Royal Sulphur
Delville Lacie Saltwater (hist.) Tarascon
Drennon Springs Lockport Sixmile (hist.) Turners Station
Eminence New Castle

Neighboring Counties



Combs &c. Biographies of Henry Co. KY


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 Interment.net
  • Henry 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






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites


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