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Grayson County, Kentucky
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Grayson County, Kentucky Facts

When was Grayson County, KY Created?
Grayson County was created on January 25, 1810 from the western part of Hardin County and the eastern part of Ohio County. Currently the county was named in honor of William Grayson (1740–1790), aide to George Washington in the Revolutionary War and U.S. Senator from Virginia .

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

What counties are adjacent to Grayson County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Breckinridge County (north), Hardin County (northeast), Hart County (southeast), Edmonson County (south), Butler County (southwest), Ohio County (west).

What cities and towns are in Grayson County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Big Clifty, Caneyville, Clarkson, Leitchfield.

Grayson County, KY Vital Records

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

Grayson County, KY Census Records

What Grayson County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Grayson 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.

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

Grayson County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Grayson County Courthouse

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

  • Graysond 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: 10 Public Square, Leitchfield, KY, 42754
    • Phone: (270) 259-3201
    • Marriage Records: 1852 
    • Land Records: 1896
    • Probate Records: 1856
  • Grayson County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Grayson County Judicial Center, 500 Carroll Gibson Blvd., Leitchfield, KY 42754
    • Phone: (270) 259-3040
    • Court Records: 1906
  • Grayson 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
  • Grayson County Elected Officials (
  • Will/Probate Record Request Form
  • BLM Land Records
  • Grayson County USGenWeb Archives Project

Grayson County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Grayson Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Grayson Co. KY General and History Websites

Grayson Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Grayson Co. KY Military Records

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