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Montgomery County, Kentucky
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Montgomery County, Kentucky Facts

When was Montgomery County, KY Created?
Montgomery County was created on December 14, 1796 from Clark County. Currently the county was named in honor of Richard Montgomery (1736–1775), military general killed at the Battle of Quebec.

What is the County Seat of Montgomery County, KY?
The County Seat is located in Mount Sterling additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Montgomery County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Bourbon County (northwest), Bath County (northeast), Menifee County (southeast), Powell County (south), Clark County (west).

What cities and towns are in Montgomery County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Camargo, Jeffersonville, Mount Sterling.

Montgomery County, KY Vital Records

Where can find Montgomery County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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. Monroe County Health Department, 452 East 4th Street, Tompkinsville, KY 42167; (270) 487-6782

Montgomery County, KY Census Records

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

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

Montgomery County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Montgomery County Courthouse

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

Montgomery County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Montgomery Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Montgomery Co. KY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Montgomery Co. KY General and History Websites

Montgomery Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Montgomery Co. KY Military Records

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