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Marion County, Kentucky
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Marion County, Kentucky Facts

When was Marion County, KY Created?
Marion County was created on January 25, 1834 from Washington County. Currently the county was named in honor of Francis Marion (1732–1795), Revolutionary War general .

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

What counties are adjacent to Marion County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Washington County (north), Boyle County (northeast), Casey County (southeast), Taylor County (south), LaRue County (southwest), Nelson County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Marion County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bradfordsville, Lebanon, Loretto, Raywick, Nerinx.

Marion County, KY Vital Records

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

Marion County, KY Census Records

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

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

Marion County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Marion County Courthouse

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

  • Mariond 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: 223 North Spalding Avenue, Lebanon, KY, 40033
    • Phone: (270) 692-2651
    • Marriage Records: 1852 
    • Land Records: 1863
    • Probate Records: 1863
  • Marion County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Marion County Judicial Center, 121 North Spalding Avenue, Lebanon, KY 40033
    • Phone: (270) 692-2681
    • Court Records: 1863
  • Marion 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
  • Marion County Elected Officials (
  • Will/Probate Record Request Form
  • BLM Land Records
  • Marion County USGenWeb Archives Project

Marion County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Marion Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Marion Co. KY General and History Websites

Marion Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Marion Co. KY Military Records

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