Lincoln County, Kentucky Records
Lincoln County, Kentucky (Map It) was created on June 30, 1780 as one of three original Kentucky counties. The county was named in honor of Benjamin Lincoln (1733–1810), Revolutionary War general .
Lincoln County is bordered by Boyle County (northwest), Garrard County (northeast), Rockcastle County (east), Pulaski County (south), Casey County (west).
Lincoln County Cities and Towns include Crab Orchard, Eubank, Hustonville, Stanford.
A Map of Lincoln County, Kentucky contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Lincoln County, Kentucky Courthouse Records
Lincoln County, KY Courthouse
The Lincoln County Courthouse is located in Stanford, Kentucky. Learn More About State of Kentucky Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Lincoln county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Lincoln County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1781, Land Records from 1780 and Probate Records from 1781 - Will/Probate Record Request Form. The County Clerk has three main responsibilities. One is the recording of Land records, Probate records and Marriage Liscenses.
- Lincoln County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Court Records from 1780. The County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
- Lincoln 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.
- Lincoln County Elected Officials
Lincoln County, Kentucky Census Records
- Learn More: State of Kentucky Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1790 (missing), 1800 (missing), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820, Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Lincoln County, Kentucky Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Kentucky Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1911 to present
- Marriage and Divorce Records: from June 1958 to present
- Locations: Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics, Kentucky State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Office of Vital Statistics, Department for Public Health, Cabinet for Health and Family Services, 275 E. Main St., 1E-A, Frankfort, KY 40621.
Lincoln County, Kentucky Resources
Lincoln County, Kentucky External Links
- Kentucky Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Lincoln County, Kentucky Books - Amazon
- Kentucky Vital Records Index
- Lincoln Co., Kentucky - FindaGrave
- Kentucky Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Lincoln County, KY History - The Kentucky Encyclopedia
- Lincoln County, Kentucky Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Kentucky (1794-1922)
- Lincoln Co. KYGenweb
- Lincoln County, Kentucky Ancestry Database Collections
- Lincoln County, Kentucky Military Records