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Henderson County, Kentucky
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Henderson County, Kentucky Facts

When was Henderson County, KY Created?
Henderson County was created on December 21, 1798 from Christian County. Currently the county was named in honor of Richard Henderson (1734–1785), founder of the Transylvania Company.

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

What counties are adjacent to Henderson County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Posey County, Indiana (northwest), Vanderburgh County, Indiana (north), Warrick County, Indiana (northeast), Daviess County (east), McLean County (southeast), Webster County (south), Union County (west).

What cities and towns are in Henderson County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Corydon, Henderson, Robards.

Henderson County, KY Vital Records

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

Henderson County, KY Census Records

What Henderson County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Henderson County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Henderson County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Henderson County Courthouse

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

Henderson County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Henderson Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Henderson Co. KY General and History Websites

Henderson Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Henderson Co. KY Military Records

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