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Anderson County, Kentucky

Anderson County was established 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) .

Currently the Anderson County Seat is situated in Lawrenceburg additionally, the county government website is

Locations adjacent to Anderson County happen to be Franklin County (north), Woodford County (east), Mercer County (southeast), Washington County (south), Nelson County (southwest), Spencer County (west), Shelby County (northwest).

Cities and towns to be found in Anderson County comprise of Glensboro, Lawrenceburg.

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.

Anderson County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in researching your family tree. Government Population Schedules are present 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 that can help with your research.

Anderson County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Anderson County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Anderson County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist frequently fail to notice the advantages of Anderson County court, probate, and land files as a useful resource of genealogical information and facts. Buried away in Kentucky courthouses and archives just about everywhere tend to be the dreams and frustrations of the many Kentucky citizens.

The odds are great that your chosen ancestors have left a detailed record of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Anderson County court records. Even if your forefathers is not brought up in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which may have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

Please make sure to speak to the clerk's dept to affirm hours, mailing address, fees and other particulars in advance of visiting or inquiring about information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A lot of staff will help people in locating the materials, however it is up to the individual to do the researching.

The following facts indicates what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records are located in Anderson county.  The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. Two courthouse disasters, on 26 Oct 1859 and on 13 Jan 1915, resulted in some record loss. However, only Order Book D and Mortgage Book B were lost.

  • Andersond 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: 151 South Main Street, Lawrenceburg, KY, 40342
    • Phone: (502) 839-3041
    • Marriage Records: 1827 
    • Land Records: 1827
    • Probate Records: 1827
  • Anderson County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address:Anderson County Courthouse, 151 S. Main St., Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
    • Phone: (502) 839-3508
    • Court Records: 1827
  • Anderson 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.
  • Anderson County Elected Officials (

Anderson County Links

The following are 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. Feel free to submit your own preferred Anderson County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Anderson Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Anderson Co. KY Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Anderson Co. KY Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Anderson Co. KY Census Records

Anderson Co. KY Cemeteries & Graveyards

Anderson Co. KY Church & Bible Records

Anderson Co. KY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Anderson Co. KY General and History Websites

Anderson Co. KY Immigration & Naturalization

Anderson Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Anderson Co. KY Military Records

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