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Clark County, Kentucky
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Clark County, Kentucky Facts

When was Clark County, KY Created?
Clark County was created on December 6, 1792 from Bourbon County and Fayette County. Currently the county was named in honor of George Rogers Clark (1752–1818), Revolutionary War general .

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

What counties are adjacent to Clark County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Bourbon County (north), Montgomery County (northeast), Powell County & Estill County (southeast), Madison County (southwest), Fayette County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Clark County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Winchester.

Clark County, KY Vital Records

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

Clark County, KY Census Records

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

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

Clark County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Clark County Courthouse

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

Clark County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Clark Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Clark Co. KY General and History Websites

Clark Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Clark Co. KY Military Records

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