Several guides to place names in Kentucky include:
- Atlas of Kentucky. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1998. (Not at Family History Library.)
- Kentucky Places and People: 1895–96. Reprint of R. L. Polk and Company’s "Kentucky State Gazetteer and Business Directory." 1895. Reprint, Utica, KY: McDowell Publications. 1984. (Family History Library book 976.9 E4k) The city and town locations are described, and business names are listed in alphabetical order.
- Rennick, Robert M. Kentucky Place Names. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1984. (Family History Library book 976.9 E2r) The location and history of the town or county are given.
- Riddle, Billie Jean. "Creeks, Branches, Forks, Licks, Runs, Sloughs and Hollows in Kentucky." The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society. 49: 280–330. (Family History Library film 896519) This alphabetical list of water courses contains the names of the counties where they are located.
For more information about place-finding aids for Kentucky, see the "Maps" section. Other gazetteers and place name resources can be located in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
KENTUCKY- NAMES, GEOGRAPHICAL
KENTUCKY- HISTORY- PERIODICALS
KENTUCKY- HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY