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Calloway County, Kentucky
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Calloway County, Kentucky Facts

When was Calloway County, KY Created?
Calloway County was created on November 3, 1822 from Hickman County. Currently the county was named in honor of Richard Callaway (1724–1780), pioneer .

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

What counties are adjacent to Calloway County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Marshall County (north), Trigg County (northeast), Stewart County, Tennessee (southeast), Henry County, Tennessee (south), Graves County (west).

What cities and towns are in Calloway County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Hazel, Murray.

Calloway County, KY Vital Records

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

Calloway County, KY Census Records

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

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

Calloway County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Calloway County Courthouse

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

  • Callowayd 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: 101 South Fifth Street, Murray, KY, 42071
    • Phone: (270) 753-3923
    • Marriage Records: 1823 
    • Land Records: 1822
    • Probate Records: 1836
  • Calloway County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Calloway County Judicial Building, 312 N. Fourth St., Murray, KY 42071
    • Phone: (270) 753-2714
    • Court Records: 1856
  • Calloway 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.
  • Calloway County Elected Officials (
  • Will/Probate Record Request Form
  • BLM Land Records
  • Calloway County USGenWeb Archives Project

Calloway County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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