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Menifee County, Kentucky
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Menifee County, Kentucky Facts

When was Menifee County, KY Created?
Menifee County was created on May 29, 1869 from Powell County, Wolfe County, Bath County, Morgan County and Montgomery County. Currently the county was named in honor of Richard H. Menefee, United States Congressman from Kentucky (1837–1839) .

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

What counties are adjacent to Menifee County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Bath County (north), Rowan County (northeast), Morgan County (east), Wolfe County (south), Powell County (soutrhwest), Montgomery County (west).

What cities and towns are in Menifee County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Denniston, Frenchburg, Korea, Mariba, Means, Pomeroyton, Scranton, Sudith, Wellington.

Menifee County, KY Vital Records

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

Menifee County, KY Census Records

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

Menifee Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Menifee Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Menifee 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

Menifee County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Menifee County Courthouse

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

  • Menifee 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: 12 Main St., Frenchburg, KY, 40322
    • Phone: (606) 768-6738
    • Marriage Records: 1869 
    • Land Records: 1869
    • Probate Records: 1870
  • Menifee County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Menifee County Courthouse, 12 Walnut St., P.O. Box 172, Frenchburg, KY 40322-0172
    • Phone: (606) 768-2461
    • Court Records: 1869
  • Menifee 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
  • Menifee County Elected Officials (
  • Will/Probate Record Request Form
  • BLM Land Records
  • Menifee County USGenWeb Archives Project

Menifee County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Menifee Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

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Menifee Co. KY Military Records

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