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Hickman County, Kentucky Facts

When was Hickman County, KY Created?
Hickman County was created on December 19, 1821 from Caldwell County and Livingston County. (Although Hickman was created in 1821, county administration didn’t become effective until 1822). Currently the county was named in honor of Paschal Hickman, military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown .

What is the County Seat of Hickman County, KY?
The County Seat is located in Clinton additionally, the county government website is www.hickmancounty.ky.gov

What counties are adjacent to Hickman County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Carlisle County (north), Graves County (east), Weakley County, Tennessee (southeast), Fulton County (south), Mississippi County, Missouri (west).

What cities and towns are in Hickman County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Clinton, Columbus.


Hickman County, KY Vital Records

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


Hickman County, KY Census Records

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

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


Hickman County, KY Courthouse and Government Records


Hickman County Courthouse

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

  • Hickman 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: 110 East Clay Street, Clinton, KY, 42031
    • Phone: (270) 653-2131
    • Marriage Records: 1822
    • Land Records: 1822
    • Probate Records: 1822
  • Hickman County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Hickman County Courthouse Annex, 109 S. Washington St., Clinton, KY 42031
    • Phone: (270) 653-3901
    • Court Records: 1822
  • Hickman 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.
  • Hickman County Elected Officials (ky.gov)
  • Will/Probate Record Request Form
  • BLM Land Records
  • Hickman County USGenWeb Archives Project

Hickman County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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