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Allen County, Kentucky Facts

When was Allen County, KY Created?
Allen County was created on January 11, 1815 from Barren County and Warren County. Currently the county was named in honor of John Allen (1771–1813), hero of the Battle of Frenchtown in the War of 1812.

What is the County Seat of Allen County, KY?
The County Seat is located in Scottsville additionally, the county government website is www.allencountykentucky.com

What counties are adjacent to Allen County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Warren County (northwest), Barren County (northeast), Monroe County (east), Macon County, Tennessee (southeast), Sumner County, Tennessee (southwest), Simpson County (west).

What cities and towns are in Allen County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Adolphus, Halfway, Holland, New Roe, Scottsville.


Allen County, KY Vital Records

Where can find Allen County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Allen 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 Allen 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.


Allen County, KY Census Records

What Allen County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Allen 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.

Allen Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Allen Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Allen Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Allen 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


Allen County, KY Courthouse and Government Records


Allen County Courthouse

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

  • Allen 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: 201 West Main Street-Room 6, Scottsville, KY, 42164
    • Phone: (270) 237-3706
    • Marriage Records: 1815 
    • Land Records: 1816
    • Probate Records: 1815
  • Allen County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Allen County Courthouse, 201 W. Main St., P.O. Box 477, Scottsville, KY 42164-0477
    • Phone: (270) 237-3561
    • Court Records: 1826
  • Allen 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.
  • Allen County Elected Officials (ky.gov)
  • Allen County Kentucky, Deed Book B 1815-1819 - Abstracts
  • Will/Probate Record Request Form
  • BLM Land Records
  • Allen County USGenWeb Archives Project

Allen County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Allen County, KY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Allen County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another.

Allen Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Allen Co. KY Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Allen Co. KY General and History Websites

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Allen Co. KY Military Records

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