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Anderson County, Kentucky
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Anderson County, Kentucky Facts

When was Anderson County, KY Created?
Anderson County was created on January 16, 1827 from Franklin County, Mercer County and Washington County . Currently the county was named in honor of Richard Clough Anderson, Jr., Kentucky and United States legislator (1817–1821) .

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

What counties are adjacent to Anderson County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Franklin County (north), Woodford County (east), Mercer County (southeast), Washington County (south), Nelson County (southwest), Spencer County (west), Shelby County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Anderson County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Glensboro, Lawrenceburg.

Anderson County, KY Vital Records

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

Anderson County, KY Census Records

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

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

Anderson County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Anderson County Courthouse

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

Anderson County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Anderson County, KY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Anderson 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.

Anderson Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Anderson Co. KY General and History Websites

Anderson Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Anderson Co. KY Military Records

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