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Warren County, Kentucky
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Warren County: Historical Information

Founded in 1796 by residents of Logan County, Warren County quickly grew thanks to river trade on the Barren and Green rivers. Bowling Green, the county seat, was a site of significant tension during the Civil War. Over the course of the war both Confederate and Union armies occupied the town, which placed a strain on its resources. Despite the presence of both armies, most residents of Warren County remained loyal to the Union throughout the war. Destruction caused by the Confederates necessitated a reconstruction of Bowling Green in the post-war era, culminating in the creation of a public education system in the 1880’s.  

Advances in transportation technology helped grow Warren County’s popularity, and subsequently its business sector. Between the world wars, the county experienced significant growth due to an oil rush. While this growth was short lived, the county maintained its momentum through the great depression through various building projects. By the end of World War II, Warren County experienced an industrial boom leading to economic growth that has continued to the present day. 

Warren County is bordered by Butler CountyEdmonson CountyBarren CountyAllen CountySimpson County, and Logan County.

Warren County, KY Census Records

Warren County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Warren County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Warren County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Warren 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 Warren 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.

Warren County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Warren Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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

Warren Co. KY General and History Websites

Warren Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Warren Co. KY Military Records