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Pulaski County, Kentucky Facts

When was Pulaski County, KY Created?
Pulaski County was created on December 10, 1798 from Green County and Lincoln County. Currently the county was named in honor of Casimir Pulaski (1746–1779), Polish-born Revolutionary War soldier killed at the Battle of Savannah.

What is the County Seat of Pulaski County, KY?
The County Seat is located in Somerset additionally, the county government website is www.pcgovt.com

What counties are adjacent to Pulaski County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Lincoln County (north), Rockcastle County (northeast), Laurel County (east), McCreary County (southeast), Wayne County (southwest), Russell County (west), Casey County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Pulaski County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Burnside, Eubank, Ferguson, Nancy, Science Hill, Shopville, Somerset.


Pulaski County, KY Vital Records

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


Pulaski County, KY Census Records

What Pulaski County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Pulaski 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.

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


Pulaski County, KY Courthouse and Government Records


Pulaski County Courthouse

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

  • Pulaskid 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: Main St., Somerset, KY, 42501
    • Phone: (606) 679-2042
    • Marriage Records: 1799 
    • Land Records: 1799
    • Probate Records: 1801
  • Pulaski County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Pulaski County Court of Justice, 50 Public Square, Somerset, KY 42501
    • Phone: (606) 677-4029
    • Court Records: 1799
  • Pulaski 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.
  • Pulaski County Elected Officials (ky.gov)
  • Will/Probate Record Request Form
  • BLM Land Records
  • Pulaski County USGenWeb Archives Project

Pulaski County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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