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Washington County, Kentucky
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Washington County, Kentucky Facts

When was Washington County, KY Created?
Washington County was created on June 2, 1792 from Nelson County. Currently the county was named in honor of George Washington, President of the United States (1789–1797) .

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

What counties are adjacent to Washington County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Anderson County (northeast), Mercer County (east), Boyle County (east), Marion County (south), Nelson County (west).

What cities and towns are in Washington County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Mackville, Springfield, Willisburg, Manton.

Washington County, KY Vital Records

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

Washington County, KY Census Records

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

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

Washington County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Washington County Courthouse

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

Washington County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Washington Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Washington Co. KY General and History Websites

Washington Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Washington Co. KY Military Records

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