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Adair County, Kentucky
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Adair County, Kentucky Facts

When was Adair County, KY Created?
Adair County was created on December 11, 1801 from Green County. Currently the county was named in honor of John Adair, eighth Governor of Kentucky (1820–1824) .

What is the County Seat of Adair County, KY?
The County Seat is located in Columbia additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Adair County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Taylor County, Casey County, Russell County, Cumberland County, Metcalfe County, Green County.

What cities and towns are in Adair County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Columbia.

Adair County, KY Vital Records

Where can find Adair County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Adair County vital records can be found at the Kentucky Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has copies for of birth & deathe certificates (1911 - present), marriage licenses & divorce decrees (since June 1958). There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Kentucky for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Adair County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth CertificateMarriage / Divorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives contains birth and death records for the cities of Louisville, Lexington, Covington and Newport, which introduced records laws before 1911. The Archives also offers birth and death records before to 1911 and 1911-1957 death records for the entire state.

Adair County, KY Census Records

What Adair County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Adair County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Adair Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Adair Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Adair Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Adair Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. One can find free down loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Kentucky Census Records Research Guide

Adair County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Adair County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Adair County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Adair County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Kentucky Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Adair County Clerk has three main responsibilities. One is the recording of Land records (the most common documents recorded are deeds, mortgage releases, entries, warrants, surveys, mortgages, assignments, and indexes), Probate records (may include such documents as wills, estates, letters of administration, administrators, executors, probate journals, probate packets, inventories, settlements, sales, accounts, guardianship, orphans, insolvent estates, bastardy, apprentices, insanity and adoptions) and Marriage Liscenses
    • Address: 424 Public Square, Suite 3, Columbia, KY, 42728-1493
    • Phone: (270) 384-2801
    • Marriage Records: 1802
    • Land Records: 1801
    • Probate Records: 1804
  • Adair County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville St., Suite 101, Columbia, KY 42728
    • Phone: (270) 384-2626
    • Court Records: 1802
  • Adair County Tax Information and Contacts. Some early tax schedules list watercourse, value and acreage of real estate, men over age twenty-one, young men between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one, slaves, and horses.
  •  Kentucky, Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989
  • Adair County Elected Officials (
  • Will/Probate Record Request Form
  • BLM Land Records

Adair County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Adair County, KY?
A list of Adair County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kentucky Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Adair County, KY Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Adair County, KY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Adair County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is merely a collection which has been collected or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own most liked Adair County genealogy or family history related sites.

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