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Boone County, Kentucky

Boone County was established on December 13, 1798 from Campbell County (having been created by the Kentucky Legislature in 1798). Currently the county was named in honor of Daniel Boone (1734–1820), frontiersman.

Currently the Boone County Seat is situated in Burlington additionally, the county government website is

Locations adjacent to Boone County happen to be Hamilton County, Ohio (north), Kenton County (east), Grant County (south), Gallatin County (southwest), Switzerland County, Indiana (west), Ohio County, Indiana (west), Dearborn County, Indiana (northwest).

Cities and towns to be found in Boone County comprise of Burlington, Florence, Hebron, Petersburg, Union, Walton, Richwood, Verona, Big Bone, Kentucky, Rabbit Hash.

Boone 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 Boone 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.

Boone County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in researching your family tree. Government Population Schedules are present for 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Boone County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Boone County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist frequently fail to notice the advantages of Boone 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 Boone 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 Boone county.  The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. Some records may have been destroyed in the late 1880s due to a fire.

  • Booned 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: 2950 E. Washington St., Burlington, KY, 41005
    • Phone: (859) 334-2130
    • Marriage Records: 1799 
    • Land Records: 1799
    • Probate Records: 1800
  • Boone County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Boone County Justice Center, 6025 Rogers Lane, Burlington, KY 41005
    • Phone: (859) 334-2286
    • Court Records: 1799
  • Boone 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.
  • Boone County Elected Officials (

Boone County Links

The following are links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Boone 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 Boone County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Boone Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Boone Co. KY Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Boone Co. KY Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Boone Co. KY Census Records

Boone Co. KY Cemeteries & Graveyards

Boone Co. KY Church & Bible Records

Boone Co. KY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Boone Co. KY General and History Websites

Boone Co. KY Immigration & Naturalization

Boone Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Boone Co. KY Military Records

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