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Simpson County, Kentucky
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Simpson County, Kentucky Facts

When was Simpson County, KY Created?
Simpson County was created on January 28, 1819 from Allen County, Logan County and Warren County. Currently the county was named in honor of John Simpson, military captain killed at the Battle of Frenchtown .

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

What counties are adjacent to Simpson County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Warren County (north), Allen County (east), Sumner County, Tennessee (southeast), Robertson County, Tennessee (southwest), Logan County (west).

What cities and towns are in Simpson County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Franklin, Gold City, Middleton, Prices Mill, Providence, Salmons, Rapids.

Simpson County, KY Vital Records

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

Simpson County, KY Census Records

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

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

Simpson County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Simpson County Courthouse

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

Simpson County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Simpson Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Simpson Co. KY General and History Websites

Simpson Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Simpson Co. KY Military Records

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