Crittenden County, Kentucky
Genealogy, History & Facts
Crittenden County, Kentucky Facts
When was Crittenden County, KY Created?
Crittenden County was created on April 1, 1842 from Livingston County. Currently the county was named in honor of John Jordan Crittenden, seventeenth Governor of Kentucky (1848–1850) .
What is the County Seat of Crittenden County, KY?
The County Seat is located in Marion additionally, the county government website is www.the-press.com/county.html
What counties are adjacent to Crittenden County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Union County (north), Webster County (northeast), Caldwell County (southeast), Lyon County (south), Livingston County (west), Hardin County, Illinois (northwest).
What cities and towns are in Crittenden County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Dycusburg, Marion.
Crittenden County, KY Vital Records
Where can find Crittenden County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Crittenden 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 Crittenden County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth Certificate, Marriage / 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.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- Crittenden County, Kentucky Marriage Project
- Kentucky Vital Records Index - The vital records index data was obtained from the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics in 1994 for a research project.
- Kentucky Social Security Death Index
- Kentucky Vital Records Project
- Kentucky, Births and Christenings, 1839-1960
- Kentucky Birth Records, 1852-1910
- Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999
- Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979
- Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954
- Kentucky Marriage Index, 1973-1999
- Kentucky Marriage Records, 1852-1914
- Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900
- Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850
- Northern Kentucky Marriages, 1795-1850
- Kentucky Marriage Records
- Kentucky Marriages, 1797-1865
- Kentucky, Death Records, 1911-1955
- Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953
- Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000
- Kentucky Obituaries, 1787-1854
- Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970
Crittenden County, KY Census Records
What Crittenden County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Crittenden 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.
Crittenden Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Crittenden Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Crittenden Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Crittenden 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
Crittenden County, KY Courthouse and Government Records
Crittenden County Courthouse
What genealogical records can I find in the Crittenden County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Crittenden County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Kentucky Corthouse Records Research Guide.
PLEASE READ FIRST!!! Please call the clerk's department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics before visiting or requesting information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are available to interested parties, barring private issues. Many staff will guide individuals in locating the materials, however it's up to the person to carry out the research. The courthouse was burned by guerillas on 25 Jan 1865 destroying some records. More records were destroyed in a fire which occurred in May 1870.
- Crittendend 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: 107 South Main Street, Marion, KY, 42064
- Phone: (270) 965-3403
- Marriage Records: 1842
- Land Records: 1842
- Probate Records: 1833
- Crittenden County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
- Address: Crittenden County Courthouse, 107 S. Main St., Suite 202, Marion, KY 42064
- Phone: (270) 965-4200
- Court Records: 1842
- Crittenden 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.
- Kentucky, Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989
- Crittenden County Elected Officials (ky.gov)
- Will/Probate Record Request Form
- BLM Land Records
- Crittenden County USGenWeb Archives Project
Crittenden County, KY Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Crittenden County, KY?
A list of Crittenden County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kentucky Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Kentucky Department for Libraries & Archives, 300 Coffee Tree Road, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601; (502) 564-8300;
- University of Kentucky Libraries, William T. Young Library, Lexington, KY 40506-0456
- The Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY 40601; 877-444-7867
- The Kentucky Genealogical Society, PO Box 153, Frankfort, KY 40602-0153
- Crittenden County Genealogical Society 204 West Carlisle Street, P.O. Box 61, Marion, KY 42064; Marion, KY 42064, 270.965.4298; People who are interested in finding their Crittenden County roots, will find the Crittenden County Genealogical Society an excellent place to start. The Society meets on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the Crittenden County Library meeting room, 204 West Carlisle Street in Marion. Everyone is invited to attend the meetings. The Genealogical Society publishes a quarterly newsletter entitled, "Crittenden County Ancestors", for their members. For more information you may contact Fay Carol Crider at 270.965.4298, or Brenda Underdown at 270.965.2082.
- Crittenden County Historical Society, P.O. Box 25, Marion KY 42064
Where can I connect with other Crittenden County, KY Researchers through message boards and forums?
- RAOGK Volunteers for Kentucky (raogk.org)
- Kentucky Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Kentucky State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Crittenden County, Kentucky Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Crittenden County
- Crittenden County, Kentucky Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- KYCRITTE. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Crittenden County, Kentucky. To subscribe send "subscribe" to firstname.lastname@example.org (mail mode) or email@example.com (digest mode).
- KYWEST. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the Western Kentucky counties of Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, McCracken, Marshall, Trigg, Union, and Webster. Postings must have a connection to one of these counties. To subscribe send "subscribe" to firstname.lastname@example.org (mail mode) or email@example.com (digest mode).
- SWKY-NWTN. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the counties of southwest Kentucky (Fulton, Graves, Calloway, Trigg, Marshall, Hickman, Carlisle, Lyon, Livingston, Ballard, Caldwell, Crittenden) and northwest Tennessee (Obion, Weakley, Henry, Carroll, Benton, Dyer, Gibson, Humphreys). To subscribe send "subscribe" to firstname.lastname@example.org (mail mode) or email@example.com (digest mode).
What other genealogical resources are available in Crittenden County, KY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Crittenden 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.
Crittenden Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications
Crittenden Co. KY Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards
Crittenden Co. KY General and History Websites
Crittenden Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
Crittenden Co. KY Military Records