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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 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.


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

  • 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.
  • 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?

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.

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