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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky
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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Facts

When was Muhlenberg County, KY Created?
Muhlenberg County was created on December 14, 1798 from Christian County and Logan County. Currently the county was named in honor of Peter Muhlenberg (1746–1807), Revolutionary War general .

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

What counties are adjacent to Muhlenberg County, KY?
Bordering Counties are McLean County (north), Ohio County (northeast), Butler County (east), Logan County (southeast), Todd County (south), Christian County (southwest), Hopkins County (west).

What cities and towns are in Muhlenberg County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bremen, Central City, Drakesboro, Greenville, Powderly, South Carrollton.

Muhlenberg County, KY Vital Records

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

Muhlenberg County, KY Census Records

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

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

Muhlenberg County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Muhlenberg County Courthouse

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

Muhlenberg County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Muhlenberg Co. KY Military Records

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