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Todd County, Kentucky
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Todd County, Kentucky Facts

When was Todd County, KY Created?
Todd County was created on December 30, 1819 from Christian County and Logan County. Currently the county was named in honor of John Todd (1750–1782), military colonel killed at the Battle of Blue Licks .

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

What counties are adjacent to Todd County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Muhlenberg County (north), Logan County (east), Robertson County, Tennessee (southeast), Montgomery County, Tennessee (southwest), Christian County (west).

What cities and towns are in Todd County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Allensville, Elkton, Penicktown, Fairview, Clifty, Daysville, Guthrie, Kirkmansville, Sharon Grove, Trenton, Pea Ridge, Allegre, Claymour, Tiny Town.

Todd County, KY Vital Records

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

Todd County, KY Census Records

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

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

Todd County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Todd County Courthouse

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

  • Todd 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., Elkton, KY, 42220
    • Phone: (270) 265-9966
    • Marriage Records: 1820
    • Land Records: 1820
    • Probate Records: 1820
  • Todd County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Todd County Courthouse, 200 Washington St., P.O. Box 337, Elkton, KY 42220-0337
    • Phone: (270) 265-2343
    • Court Records: 1820
  • Todd 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
  • Todd County Elected Officials (
  • Will/Probate Record Request Form
  • BLM Land Records
  • Todd County USGenWeb Archives Project

Todd County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Todd Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Todd Co. KY General and History Websites

Todd Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Todd Co. KY Military Records

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