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Elliott County, Kentucky

Elliott County was established on April 1, 1869 from Carter County, Lawrence County and Morgan County. Currently the county was named in honor of John Milton Elliott (1820–1885), U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Currently the Elliott County Seat is situated in Sandy Hook additionally, the county government website is

Locations adjacent to Elliott County happen to be Carter County (north), Lawrence County (east), Morgan County (south), Rowan County (west).

Cities and towns to be found in Elliott County comprise of Ault, Bascom, Beartown, Bell City, Bigstone, Blaines Trace, Bruin, Brushy Fork, Burke, Clay Fork, Cliffside, Culver, Dewdrop, Dobbins, Edsel, Eldridge, Fannin, Fannin Valley, Faye, Fielden, Forks of Newcombe, Gimlet, Gomez, Green, Halcom, Ibex, Isonville, Little Fork, Little Sandy, Lytten, Middle Fork, Neil Howard's Creek, Newcombe, Newfoundland, Ordinary, Roscoe, Shady Grove, Sandy Hook, Sarah, Sideway, Spanglin, Stark, Stephens, The Ridge, Wells Creek, Wyatt .

Elliott 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 Elliott 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.

Elliott County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in researching your family tree. Government Population Schedules are present for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Elliott Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Elliott Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Elliott Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. One can find free down loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.

Elliott County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Elliott County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Elliott County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist frequently fail to notice the advantages of Elliott County court, probate, and land files as a useful resource of genealogical information and facts. Buried away in Kentucky courthouses and archives just about everywhere tend to be the dreams and frustrations of the many Kentucky citizens.

The odds are great that your chosen ancestors have left a detailed record of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Elliott County court records. Even if your forefathers is not brought up in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which may have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

Please make sure to speak to the clerk's dept to affirm hours, mailing address, fees and other particulars in advance of visiting or inquiring about information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A lot of staff will help people in locating the materials, however it is up to the individual to do the researching.

The following facts indicates what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records are located in Elliott county.  The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. Some records were destroyed in a courthouse fire on 19 Dec 1957

  • Elliottd 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: 100 South Cross St., Albany, KY, 42602
    • Phone: (606) 387-5258
    • Marriage Records: 1874 
    • Land Records: 1869
    • Probate Records: 1966
  • Elliott County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Elliott County Courthouse Annex, 100 Court and Main Streets, P.O. Box 788, Sandy Hook, KY 41171-0788
    • Phone: (606) 738-5238
    • Court Records: 1958
  • Elliott 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.
  • Elliott County Elected Officials (

Elliott County Links

The following are links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Elliott 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. Feel free to submit your own preferred Elliott County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Elliott Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Elliott Co. KY Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Elliott Co. KY Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Elliott Co. KY Census Records

Elliott Co. KY Cemeteries & Graveyards

Elliott Co. KY Church & Bible Records

Elliott Co. KY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Elliott Co. KY General and History Websites

Elliott Co. KY Immigration & Naturalization

Elliott Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Elliott Co. KY Military Records

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