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Estill County, Kentucky
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Estill County, Kentucky Facts

When was Estill County, KY Created?
Estill County was created on February 19, 1808 from Clark County and Madison County. Currently the county was named in honor of James Estill (1750–1782), military captain killed at the Battle of Little Mountain.

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

What counties are adjacent to Estill County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Clark County (north), Powell County (northeast), Lee County (southeast), Jackson County (south), Madison County (west).

What cities and towns are in Estill County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Irvine, Ravenna.

Estill County, KY Vital Records

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

Estill County, KY Census Records

What Estill County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Estill County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Estill County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Estill County Courthouse

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

Estill County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Estill Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Estill Co. KY General and History Websites

Estill Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Estill Co. KY Military Records

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