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Breckinridge County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Breckinridge County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Founded December 9, 1799
County Seat Hardinsburg
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County Courthouse

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Breckinridge County Archives
P.O. Box 538 - Courthouse
Hardinsburg, KY 40143
(270) 756-6112

Open 8AM to 4PM Monday to Friday


Parent County

1799--Breckinridge County was created 9 December 1799 from Hardin County.
County seat: Hardinsburg [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Addison Corners Holt Mystic
Ammons Custer Horn Back Hill Raymond
Axtel Dempster Hudson Rockvale
Basin Spring Dyer Irvington Roff
Bewleyville Fairfield Kingswood Rosetta
Big Spring Falls of Rough Kirk Sample
Buras Fisher Locust Hill Se Ree
Cannons Point Frymire Lodiburg Stephensport
Cave Spring Garfield Madrid Stinnettsville
Centerview Glen Dean Mattingly Tar Fork
Chenaultt Graysville McCoy Union Star
Clifton Mills Hardinsburg McDaniels Vanzant
Cloverport Harned McQuady Webster
Cobblers Knob Hensley Mook Westview
Codyville High Plains Mooleyville Woodrow
Constantine Hinton Hills

Neighboring Counties


African American

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:


Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky. 
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • Breckinridge Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 




Local Histories





The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Breckinridge County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Will Book 1: 1800-1893
  2. Will Book 2: 1894-1935


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).