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Webster County, Kentucky
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Webster County, Kentucky Facts

When was Webster County, KY Created?
Webster County was created on July 1, 1860 from Hopkins County, Union County and Henderson County. Currently the county was named in honor of Daniel Webster, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and United States Secretary of State (1841–1843; 1850–1852) .

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

What counties are adjacent to Webster County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Henderson County (north), McLean County (northeast), Hopkins County (south & east), Caldwell County (south), Crittenden County (southwest), Union County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Webster County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Clay, Dixon, Providence, Sebree, Slaughters, Wheatcroft.

Webster County, KY Vital Records

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

Webster County, KY Census Records

What Webster County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Webster County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Webster County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Webster County Courthouse

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

Webster County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Webster Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Webster Co. KY General and History Websites

Webster Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Webster Co. KY Military Records

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