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Marshall County, Kentucky
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Marshall County, Kentucky Facts

When was Marshall County, KY Created?
Marshall County was created on June 1, 1842 from Calloway County. Currently the county was named in honor of John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1801–1835) .

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

What counties are adjacent to Marshall County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Livingston County (north), Lyon County (northeast), Trigg County (east), Calloway County (south), Graves County (west), McCracken County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Marshall County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Benton, Calvert City, Hardin, Possum Trot.

Marshall County, KY Vital Records

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

Marshall County, KY Census Records

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

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

Marshall County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Marshall County Courthouse

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

Marshall County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Marshall Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Marshall Co. KY General and History Websites

Marshall Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Marshall Co. KY Military Records

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