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Lincoln County, Kentucky
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Lincoln County, Kentucky Facts

When was Lincoln County, KY Created?
Lincoln County was created on June 30, 1780 as one of three original Kentucky counties (became effective November 1, 1780). Currently the county was named in honor of Benjamin Lincoln (1733–1810), Revolutionary War general .

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

What counties are adjacent to Lincoln County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Boyle County (northwest), Garrard County (northeast), Rockcastle County (east), Pulaski County (south), Casey County (west).

What cities and towns are in Lincoln County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Crab Orchard, Eubank, Hustonville, Stanford.

Lincoln County, KY Vital Records

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

Lincoln County, KY Census Records

What Lincoln County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lincoln County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Lincoln County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Lincoln County Courthouse

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

Lincoln County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Lincoln Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Lincoln Co. KY General and History Websites

Lincoln Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lincoln Co. KY Military Records

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