Casey County, Kentucky Genealogy

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Casey County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Founded November 14, 1806
County Seat Liberty
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Beginning Dates for Casey County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1807 1852 1810 1807 1809
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Casey County Courthouse, Liberty, KY

Casey County Courthouse
PO Box 310
Liberty, KY 42539-0310
Phone: 606.787.6471[1]

Casey County Kentucky History

Parent County

1806--Casey County was created 14 November 1806 from Lincoln County.
County seat: Liberty [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Casey County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Argyle Dunnville Lawhorn Hill Ruletown (hist.)
Atterson Ellisburg Liberty  Scotts Chapel (hist.)
Bass Evans Ford Luttrell (hist.) Snake Ridge (hist.)
Beech Bottom Evona Martin Creek (hist.) Staffordsville (hist.)
Bethelridge Ferndale (hist.) Middleburg Stapp (hist.)
Boyle (hist.) Forkland Mintonville Sulphur Run (hist.)
Butchertown Foster (hist.) Moore Teddy 
Cantown Frey Creek (hist.) Mount Olive Walltown
Carpenter Creek (hist.) Gilpin  Peytons Store Ware
Chilton Honey Acre Phil White Oak Ridge (hist.)
Clementsville Jacktown Poplar Springs (hist.)  Windsor
Creston Knob LIck (hist.) Pricetown Woodrum Ridge (hist.) 
Dogwood (hist.) Labascus Rheber Yosemite
Duncan Lanhamtown Rubert Ford

Neighboring Counties

Casey County Kentucky Genealogy Resources


African Americans

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Cemeteries of Casey, Kentucky online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Kentucky Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites have additional information on Casey county cemeteries.


Historical populations
Census Pop.

For tips on accessing Casey County, Kentucky Genealogy census records online, see: Kentucky Census.


Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.



  • [Warriner] Mireles, Dana Ann. "Jacob Warriner, Sr., of Buckingham County, Virginia: His Children and His Parents," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1994):83-93. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Casey County, Kentucky Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.



Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Casey County, Kentucky Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Casey County, Kentucky Genealogy:

- 1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies A and B.



Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Casey County, Kentucky Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:



Probate records are held by the Casey County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Casey County, Kentucky Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Online Probate Records


Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Casey County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Casey County, Kentucky Genealogy Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records..

  • 1839-1960 - KY Births and Christenings ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
  • 1852-1861 - Casey County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517211 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1874 - Casey County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517212 at FamilySearch - free.</ref>
  • 1875 - Casey County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517213 at FamilySearch - free.
  • Searchable KY Vital Records ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • 1973-1993 - KY Divorces 1973 - 1993 ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases

Casey County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

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Casey County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Casey County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Casey County, Kentucky page 269, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  4. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at