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Boyle County, Kentucky Facts

When was Boyle County, KY Created?
Boyle County was created on February 15, 1842 from Lincoln County and Mercer County. Currently the county was named in honor of John Boyle, Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals (1810–1826) .

What is the County Seat of Boyle County, KY?
The County Seat is located in Danville additionally, the county government website is www.boyleky.com

What counties are adjacent to Boyle County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Mercer County (north), Garrard County (east), Lincoln County (southeast), Casey County (south), Marion County (southwest), Washington County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Boyle County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Danville, Junction City, Perryville, Parksville .


Boyle County, KY Vital Records

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


Boyle County, KY Census Records

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

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


Boyle County, KY Courthouse and Government Records


Boyle County Courthouse

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

  • Boyled 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: 321 West Main Street, Danville, KY, 40422
    • Phone: (859) 238-1110
    • Marriage Records: 1852
    • Land Records: 1842
    • Probate Records: 1842
  • Boyle County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Boyle County Courthouse, 321 W. Main St., Danville, KY 40422
    • Phone: (859) 239-7442
    • Court Records: 1800
  • Boyle 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.
  • Boyle County Elected Officials (ky.gov)
  • Will/Probate Record Request Form
  • BLM Land Records
  • Boyle County USGenWeb Archives Project

Boyle County Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Boyle County, KY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Boyle County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is just a list that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own favorite genealogy or family history related sites.

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