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Woodford County, Kentucky Facts

When was Woodford County, KY Created?
Woodford County was created on November 12, 1788 from Fayette County. Currently the county was named in honor of William Woodford (1734–1780), Revolutionary War general .

What is the County Seat of Woodford County, KY?
The County Seat is located in Versailles additionally, the county government website is woodfordcounty.ky.gov

What counties are adjacent to Woodford County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Franklin County (northwest), Scott County (northeast), Fayette County (east), Jessamine County (southeast), Mercer County (southwest), Anderson County (west).

What cities and towns are in Woodford County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Midway, Versailles, Millville, Nonesuch, Mortonsville, Troy.


Woodford County, KY Vital Records

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


Woodford County, KY Census Records

What Woodford County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Woodford County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Woodford County, KY Courthouse and Government Records


Woodford County Courthouse

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

  • Woodfordd 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: 103 South Main Street, Versailles, KY, 40383
    • Phone: (859) 873-3421
    • Marriage Records: 1789 
    • Land Records: 1789
    • Probate Records: 1789
  • Woodford County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Woodford County Courthouse Annex, 130 Court St., Versailles, KY 40383
    • Phone: (859) 873-3711
    • Court Records: 1789
  • Woodford 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.
  • Woodford County Elected Officials (ky.gov)
  • Will/Probate Record Request Form
  • BLM Land Records
  • Woodford County USGenWeb Archives Project

Woodford County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Woodford Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Woodford Co. KY General and History Websites

Woodford Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Woodford Co. KY Military Records

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