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* [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African_American_Research African American Research] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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* [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans. 
* [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
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Revision as of 20:46, 18 August 2010

United States  > Kentucky > Logan County

County Courthouse

Logan County Courthouse, Russellville, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.


Parent County

1792--Logan County was created 28 June 1792 from Lincoln County.  County seat: Russellville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Adairville Crossroad Gordonsville Lost City
Agnes Danby Henryville (hist.) Oakville
Anderson Deer Lick Hilltop Old Volney
Auburn Dennis Hollow Bill Olmstead
Beechland Diamond Springs Homer Russellville
Buffalo fork Dot Insco Schley
Cave Springs Edwards Jerico Schochoh
Chandlers Chapel Epleys Justice South Union
Cooperstown Everett Keysburg Spa
Corinth Ferguson Lewisburg Whippoorwill
Costelow Gasper Lickskillet Wolf Lick

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
  • Logan 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





The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Logan County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Will Book A: 1795-1817
  2. Will Book B: 1815-1823


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


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