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Clinton County, Kentucky
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Clinton County, Kentucky Facts

When was Clinton County, KY Created?
Clinton County was created on February 20, 1835 from Wayne County and Cumberland County. Currently the county was named in honor of DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York (1817–1823) .

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

What counties are adjacent to Clinton County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Russell County (north), Wayne County (east), Pickett County, Tennessee (southeast), Clay County, Tennessee (southwest), Cumberland County (west).

What cities and towns are in Clinton County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Albany.

Clinton County, KY Vital Records

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

Clinton County, KY Census Records

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

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

Clinton County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Clinton County Courthouse

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

Clinton County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Clinton Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Clinton Co. KY General and History Websites

Clinton Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Clinton Co. KY Military Records

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