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Trigg County, Kentucky
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Trigg County, Kentucky Facts

When was Trigg County, KY Created?
Trigg County was created on January 27, 1820 from Christian County and Caldwell County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Trigg County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Lyon CountyCaldwell CountyChristian CountyStewart County, Tennessee, Calloway CountyMarshall County.

Trigg County, KY Vital Records

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

Trigg County, KY Census Records

What Trigg County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Trigg County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18101820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Trigg County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Trigg County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Trigg County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Trigg County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Kentucky courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Kentucky residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Trigg County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Kentucky Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Trigg County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

  • Kentucky Genealogy Network Community (
  • Kentucky State Genealogy Network (
  • Trigg County, Kentucky Message Boards ( read and post messages about your ancestors in Trigg County
  • Trigg County, Kentucky Genealogy Forum (
  • KYTRIGG. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Trigg County, Kentucky. To subscribe send “subscribe” to [email protected] (mail mode) or [email protected] (digest mode).
  • LBL. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Land Between the Lakes region of Kentucky covering Lyon, Caldwell, and Trigg Counties. To subscribe send “subscribe” to [email protected] (mail mode) or [email protected] (digest mode).
  • KYWEST. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the Western Kentucky counties of Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, McCracken, Marshall, Trigg, Union, and Webster. Postings must have a connection to one of these counties. To subscribe send “subscribe” to [email protected] (mail mode) or [email protected] (digest mode).
  • SWKY-NWTN. A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the counties of southwest Kentucky (Fulton, Graves, Calloway, Trigg, Marshall, Hickman, Carlisle, Lyon, Livingston, Ballard, Caldwell, Crittenden) and northwest Tennessee (Obion, Weakley, Henry, Carroll, Benton, Dyer, Gibson, Humphreys). To subscribe send “subscribe” to [email protected] (mail mode) or [email protected] (digest mode).

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

Trigg Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Trigg Co. KY General and History Websites

Trigg Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Trigg Co. KY Military Records