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Henry County, Kentucky
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Henry County, Kentucky Facts

When was Henry County, KY Created?
Henry County was created on December 14, 1798 from Shelby County. Currently the county was named in honor of Patrick Henry (1736–1799), Revolutionary War-era legislator and U.S. founding father .

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

What counties are adjacent to Henry County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Carroll County (north), Owen County (east), Franklin County (southeast), Shelby County (south), Oldham County (west), Trimble County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Henry County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Campbellsburg, Eminence, New Castle, Pleasureville, Smithfield.

Henry County, KY Vital Records

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

Henry County, KY Census Records

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

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

Henry County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Henry County Courthouse

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

Henry County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Henry Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Henry Co. KY General and History Websites

Henry Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Henry Co. KY Military Records

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