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Elliott County

Guide to Elliott County, Kentucky ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Sandy Hook
Organized: January 26, 1869
Parent County(s): Lawrence, Carter, Morgan[1]
Neighboring Counties
Carter  • Lawrence  • Morgan  • Rowan
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County Information


County Courthouse

Elliott County Courthouse
100 Main Street
PO Box 225
Sandy Hook, KY 41171-0225
Phone: 606-738-5421[2]
Elliott County Website

Elliott County, Kentucky Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1874 1934 1874 1869 1957 1870
*Records only available for 1874-1878, 1909-1910. Statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1911.

Record Loss

1957, 1966--Courthouse disasters destroyed some records.

Boundary Changes

  • 1869--Elliott  County was created 26 January 1869 from Lawrence, Carter and Morgan Counties.
  • County seat: Sandy Hook[3]

There has been no changes in boundaries since Elliott County was formed. For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the website.

Populated Places

The following are locations in Elliott County, Kentucky:

  • Ault
  • Bascom
  • Beartown
  • Bell City
  • Bigstone
  • Bruin
  • Burke
  • Culver
  • Devil Fork (hist.)
  • Dewdrop
  • Dobbins
  • Edsel

History Timeline


Bible Records


Business, Commerce, and Occupations


Cemeteries of Elliott, 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 Elliott county cemeteries.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.

For tips on accessing RogersBA/Sandbox KY 32 census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Church Records

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.

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

African Americans

Funeral Homes



Land and Property Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for RogersBA/Sandbox KY 32. 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.

See Elliott County page at KYGenWeb for history. Scroll down the page to view.

  • The Archives of Appalachia
  • The History of Elliott County, Kentucky 1885 Family History Library US/CAN Book 976.9255 H2h v.1
  • The History of Elliott County, Kentucky 1869-1999 vol. II, Family History Library US/CAN Book 976.9255 H2h v.2

Maps and Gazetteers



Military Records

Civil War

Online Records

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Naturalization and Citizenship


Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as RogersBA/Sandbox KY 32 newspapers in online catalogs like:


Other Records


Probate Records

Probate records are held by the RogersBA/Sandbox KY 32 Clerk of Court and are housed at the RogersBA/Sandbox KY 32 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

School Records

Tax 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 RogersBA/Sandbox KY 32 Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the RogersBA/Sandbox KY 32 Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records..





Research Facilities


Family History Centers

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Research Guides


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Elliot County, Kentucky page 270, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at

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