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Warren County, Kentucky
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Warren County, Kentucky Facts

When was Warren County, KY Created?
Warren County was created on December 19, 1796 from Logan County. Currently the county was named in honor of Joseph Warren (1741–1775), Revolutionary War general .

What is the County Seat of Warren County, KY?
The County Seat is located in Bowling Green additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Warren County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Butler County (northwest), Edmonson County (northeast), Barren County (east), Allen County (southeast), Simpson County (south/southwest), Logan County (southwest).

What cities and towns are in Warren County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bowling Green, Oakland, Plum Springs, Smiths Grove, Woodburn, Rockfield, Richpond, Plano.

Warren County, KY Vital Records

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

Warren County, KY Census Records

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

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

Warren County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Warren County Courthouse

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

  • Warrend 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., Bowling Green, KY, 42101
    • Phone: (270) 843-5306
    • Marriage Records: 1797 
    • Land Records: 1797
    • Probate Records: 1796
  • Warren County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Warren County Justice Center, 1001 Center St., Suite 102, Bowling Green, KY 42101
    • Phone: (270) 746-7400
    • Court Records:1796
  • Warren 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
  • Warren County Elected Officials (
  • Will/Probate Record Request Form
  • BLM Land Records
  • Warren County USGenWeb Archives Project

Warren County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Warren Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Warren Co. KY General and History Websites

Warren Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Warren Co. KY Military Records

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