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Rockcastle County was established on January 8, 1810 from Pulaski County, Lincoln County, Knox County and Madison County. Currently the county was named for the Rockcastle River, the boundary between Rockcastle and Laurel County.
Locations adjacent to Rockcastle County happen to be Garrard County (northwest), Madison County (northeast), Jackson County (east), Laurel County (southeast), Pulaski County (southwest), Lincoln County (west).
Cities and towns to be found in Rockcastle County comprise of Brodhead, Livingston, Mount Vernon.
Rockcastle 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 Rockcastle County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth Certificate, Marriage / Divorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.
Rockcastle County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in researching your family tree. Government Population Schedules are present for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Rockcastle Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Rockcastle Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Rockcastle Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Rockcastle Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. One can find free down loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.
A list of Rockcastle County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
Genealogist frequently fail to notice the advantages of Rockcastle County court, probate, and land files as a useful resource of genealogical information and facts. Buried away in Kentucky courthouses and archives just about everywhere tend to be the dreams and frustrations of the many Kentucky citizens.
The odds are great that your chosen ancestors have left a detailed record of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Rockcastle County court records. Even if your forefathers is not brought up in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which may have lead to her or him to appear in court records.
The following facts indicates what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records are located in Rockcastle county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. A fire destroyed most early records in 1871.
The following are links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Rockcastle 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. Feel free to submit your own preferred Rockcastle County genealogy or family history associated sites.