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Wolfe County, Kentucky
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Wolfe County, Kentucky Facts

When was Wolfe County, KY Created?
Wolfe County was created on March 5, 1860 from Owsley County, Breathitt County, Powell County and Morgan County. Currently the county was named in honor of Nathaniel Wolfe (1808–1865), member of the Kentucky General Assembly.

What is the County Seat of Wolfe County, KY?
The County Seat is located in Campton additionally, the county government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Wolfe County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Menifee County (north), Morgan County (northeast), Magoffin County (east), Breathitt County (southeast), Lee County (southwest), Powell County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Wolfe County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bethany, Campton, Hazel Green, Lee City, Pine Ridge, Trent, Bear Pin, Mary Flatt road.

Wolfe County, KY Vital Records

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

Wolfe County, KY Census Records

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

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

Wolfe County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Wolfe County Courthouse

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

  • Wolfed 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: 10 Court St., Campton, KY, 41301
    • Phone: (606) 668-3492
    • Marriage Records: 1861 
    • Land Records: 1860
    • Probate Records: 1885
  • Wolfe County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Wolfe County Courthouse, 10 Court St., P.O. Box 296, Campton, KY 41301-0296
    • Phone: (606) 668-3736
    • Court Records: 1818
  • Wolfe 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
  • Wolfe County Elected Officials (
  • Will/Probate Record Request Form
  • BLM Land Records
  • Wolfe County USGenWeb Archives Project

Wolfe County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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

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