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Campbell County, Kentucky Facts

When was Campbell County, KY Created?
Campbell County was created on December 17, 1794 from Harrison County, Mason County and Scott County. Currently the county was named in honor of John Campbell (1735–1799), Revolutionary War colonel .

What is the County Seat of Campbell County, KY?
The County Seat is located in Alexandria and Newport additionally, the county government website is www.campbellcountyky.org

What counties are adjacent to Campbell County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Hamilton County, Ohio (north), Clermont County, Ohio (east), Pendleton County (south), Kenton County (west).

What cities and towns are in Campbell County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Alexandria, Bellevue, California, Claryville, Cold Spring, Crestview, Dayton, Fort Thomas, Highland Heights, Melbourne, Mentor, Newport, Silver Grove, Southgate, Wilder, Woodlawn.


Campbell County, KY Vital Records

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


Campbell County, KY Census Records

What Campbell County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Campbell County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Campbell County, KY Courthouse and Government Records


Campbell County Courthouse

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

  • Campbelld 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: 340 York Street, Newport, KY, 41071
    • Phone: (859) 292-3885
    • Marriage Records: 1795 
    • Land Records: 1795
    • Probate Records: 1795
  • Campbell County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Campbell County Courthouse, 330 York St., Newport, KY 41071
    • Phone: (859) 292-6305
    • Court Records: 1791
  • Campbell 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.
  • Campbell County Elected Officials (ky.gov)
  • Will/Probate Record Request Form
  • BLM Land Records
  • Campbell County USGenWeb Archives Project

Campbell County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Campbell Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Campbell Co. KY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Campbell Co. KY General and History Websites

Campbell Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Campbell Co. KY Military Records

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