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Spencer County, Kentucky Facts

When was Spencer County, KY Created?
Spencer County was created on January 7, 1824 from Shelby County, Bullitt County and Nelson County. Currently the county was named in honor of Spears Spencer, military captain killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe.

What is the County Seat of Spencer County, KY?
The County Seat is located in Taylorsville additionally, the county government website is www.spencercountyky.gov

What counties are adjacent to Spencer County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Shelby County (north), Anderson County (east), Nelson County (south), Bullitt County (west), Jefferson County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Spencer County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Little Mount, Mount Eden, Rivals, Taylorsville, Waterford, Whitfield, Yoder.


Spencer County, KY Vital Records

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


Spencer County, KY Census Records

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

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


Spencer County, KY Courthouse and Government Records


Spencer County Courthouse

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

  • Spencerd 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., Taylorsville, KY, 40071
    • Phone: (502) 477-3215
    • Marriage Records: 1824 
    • Land Records: 1824
    • Probate Records: 1824
  • Spencer County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Spencer County Courthouse, 27 E. Main St., P.O. Box 282, Taylorsville, KY 40071-0282
    • Phone: (502) 477-3220
    • Court Records: 1824
  • Spencer 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.
  • Spencer County Elected Officials (ky.gov)
  • Will/Probate Record Request Form
  • BLM Land Records
  • Spencer County USGenWeb Archives Project

Spencer County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Spencer Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Spencer Co. KY General and History Websites

Spencer Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Spencer Co. KY Military Records

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