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Oldham County, Kentucky
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Oldham County, Kentucky Facts

When was Oldham County, KY Created?
Oldham County was created on December 15, 1823 from Henry County, Shelby County and Jefferson County. Currently the county was named in honor of William Oldham (1753–1791), Revolutionary War colonel .

What is the County Seat of Oldham County, KY?
The County Seat is located in La Grange additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Oldham County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Clark County, Indiana (northwest), Trimble County (northeast), Henry County (east), Shelby County (southeast), Jefferson County (southwest).

What cities and towns are in Oldham County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Buckner, Crestwood, Goshen, La Grange, Orchard Grass Hills, Park Lake, Pewee Valley, River Bluff, Centerfield.

Oldham County, KY Vital Records

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

Oldham County, KY Census Records

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

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

Oldham County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Oldham County Courthouse

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

  • Oldhamd 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: 100 West Jefferson Street, LaGrange, KY, 40031
    • Phone: (502) 222-0047
    • Marriage Records: 1824
    • Land Records: 1824
    • Probate Records: 1824
  • Oldham County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Oldham County Courthouse, 100 W. Main St., La Grange, KY 40031
    • Phone: (502) 222-9837
    • Court Records: 1823
  • Oldham 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
  • Oldham County Elected Officials (
  • Will/Probate Record Request Form
  • BLM Land Records
  • Oldham County USGenWeb Archives Project

Oldham County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Oldham Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Oldham Co. KY General and History Websites

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Oldham Co. KY Military Records

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