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Jessamine County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Jessamine County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Founded December 19, 1798
County Seat Nicholasville

County Courthouse

Jessamine County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

Jessamine County Courthouse
Main Street
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356

County Clerk's Office
Jessamine County Courthouse
Main Street
859-885-4161 or 9464.


Parent County

1798--Jessamine County was created 19 December 1798 from Fayette County.  County seat: Nicholasville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Jessamine County Public Library, 600 So. Main Street, Nicholasville, KY 40356, 859-885-3523.

Populated Places

Camp Nelson High Bridge Nicholasville Sulphur Well Park (hist.)
Chattersville (hist.) Jessamine Oak Hill (hist.) Sweet Home (hist.)
Crisman Mill (hist.) Keene Oakdale (hist.) Union Mills
Dixon Town Lexington Park (hist.) Pekin (hist.) Vineyard
Edgewood (hist.) Little Hickman Pink Watts Store
Hall Logana Pollard Wilmore
Hanly Mount Lebanon Red Oak (hist.) Wilmore Park (hist.)

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 Interment.net
  • Jessamine 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. 


Maple Grove Cemetery:

Located just east of Main Street in the center of town.

Camp Nelson National Cemetery, 69880 Danville Pike, 859-885-5727:

Located 5 miles south of Nicholasville, on State Highway 27.

Locust Grove Cemetery:

Located on North 3rd Street, Nicholasville, Kentucky.

Ebenezer Church Cemetery:

Located in the church yard of Ebenezer Church.

Keene Cemetery:

Located about 5 miles west of Nicholasville, KY, out State Rt. 169, Keene Road, in Keene, Kentucky.

Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery, 103 Cushionberry Lane, 859-885-6748:

Located in the church yard of Macedonia Baptist Church about 5 miles west of Nicholasville, KY out State Rt. 169, Keene Road, in Keene, Kentucky.


Lowen Family Cemetery 

Located on north side of Union Mill Road,1 mile east of Main Street, Nicholasville, Kentucky:

Infant daughter of J H & L Lowen; Born & Died 2 June 1855

Susannah Mildred Hart, wife of Thomas M. Hart; Age 39; Died 9 Mar 1840

Francis Lowen; Born 5 May 1851; Died 2 Oct 1860

James William Lowen; Born 14 Aug 1791; Died 7 Dec 1849

Sally W. Lowen; Born 13 Dec 1859; Died 29 Sept 1860

Morton L. Lowen; Born 5 May 1842; Died 19 Nov 1860

James P. Robinson, age 24 years & 15 days; Born 30 July 1817; Died 14 Aug 1841

James Robinson, age 62 years & 9 mos.; Born 5 Jan 1783; Died 19 Oct 1845

Martha Parrish, wife of James Robinson, age 45 years, 5 mos., 25 days; Born 4 Feb 1784; Died 29 July 1829

Emily I. Robinson, age 16 years, 3 mos., 19 days; Born 13 Mar 1823; Died 4 July 1839

Mary E. Lowen; Born 27 Aug 1856; Died 30 Sept 1860

One footmarker with the initials O.W.H.

Mitchell Family Cemetery

Located on north side of Union Mill Road, 5 miles east of Main Street, Nicholasville:

Millie D., wife of J. W. Bronaugh, dau of G.S. & M.L. Mitchell; Born 10 Feb 1848; Died 4 Aug 1879  

Mahala, wife of Samuel Johnson; Born 20 Jan 1812; Died 2 Dec 1882

George S. Mitchell: Born 23 May 1813; Died 28 Apr 1893

Maria Louisa, wife of G. S. Mitchell; Born 26 Feb 1817; Died 2 Jan 1870

John B., son of G. S. & M. L. Mitchell; Born 3 May 1849; Died 3 Aug 1852 

Sue A. Mitchell, "Asleep in Jesus"; Born 25 May 1846; Died 6 Aug 1867

Infant son of A. R. & N. H. Mitchell; Born 18 Oct 1896; Died 19 Oct 1896

George Mitchell, age 22; Died 1907

Craven Family Cemetery

Located on south side of Union Mill Road, 5 miles east of Main Street, Nicholasville:

Martha Ann Craven; Born 23 Aug 1815; Died 8 Aug 1934

Mary J. Craven, age 16 years, 10 mos.; Born 21 Nov 1809; Died 19 July 1826

Martha E. Craven, age 6 years, 3 mos, 23 days; Born 20 Oct 1821; Died 16 Feb 1828

Martha Craven, age 70; Died 11 Sept 1848

David Craven, age 58; Died 20 Dec 1839

Mrs. Eliza Curry, age 21 years, 7 mos, 12 days, married 19 June 1833; Born 1 Dec 1812; Died 12 Nov 1834

Knight Family Cemetery

Located south side of Keene Road, 2.7 miles west of Main Street, Nicholasville:

Elizabeth F, daughter of G. & N. Knight; Born 30 May 1842; Died 5 July 1843

James Knight; Born 9 Mar 1750; Died 24 Oct 1831

Elizabeth, wife of James Knight; Born 26 Jan 1761: Died 22 Oct 1854

Alexander C. Knight; Born 28 Apr 1844; Died 2 July 1867

John P, son of G. & N. Knight; Born 2 June 1833; Died 4 Sept 1857

Nancy G., wife of Grant Knight; Born 20 Jan 1813; Died 15 Oct 1857

Grant Knight; born 17 Jan 1809; died 15 Nov 1866

Walter Y., son of G. & N. Knight; born 9 Apr 1853; died 31 July 1856

Robinson Family Cemetery

Located on Bethany Pike, 2.7 miles east of Main Street, Nicholasville:

Margaret M, wife of William F. Berry, born 21 Nov 1829; died 3 Sept 1851

___________ Burch; born 13 Dec 1833; died 6 Sept 1834

Mary E., wife of James C. Davis; born 8 Apr 1829; died 6 Dec 1857

Mollie B., daughter of J. C. & E A. Davis, age 2 wks & 4 days; born 18 June 1867; died 5 July 1867

Permelia Mitchell; born 28 Apr 1805; died 12 Sept 1835

Johnson Mitchell; born 22 Sept 1801; died 5 Mar 1848

Benjamin Mitchell; born 6 Dec 1799; died 17 Dec 1848

Fanny G, wife of John Robinson; born 4 Sept 1784; died 15 Sept 1859

James M. Robinson; born 30 Mar 1810; died 22 Oct 1861

John Robinson; born 8 May 1779; died 11 Sept 1862

Benjamin Robinson; born 17 Dec 1752; died ______ 1835

Mildred, wife of Benjamin Robinson; _________________

Melinda B, wife of S. P Waller; born 3 Nov 1817; died 2 Feb 1851

Toddhunter Family Cemetery

Located on the north side of Keene Road, 2 miles west of Main Street, Nicholasville, KY:

Jacob Toddhunter, age 89; died 23 Mar 1909

Mary Toddhunter, born Loudoun Co., Virginia, age 84; died 10 Oct 1870

______ Toddhunter, age 77; died 19 Nov 1854

Perry Family Cemetery

Located on south side of Bethany Pike, 2.7 miles east of Main Street, Nicholasville, KY

J. G. Perry; born 1851; died 1877

J. M. Perry; born 1888; died 1899

O. H. Perry; born 1860; died 1896

Morton Perry; born 1826; died 1899

Ellen G. Perry; born 1831; died 27 July 1908

Jane A. Perry; born 1824; died 1892

John Perry; born 1782; died 1869

Sarah Lowen Perry; born 1787; died 1873

Lewis Perry _________________________





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).