Cumberland County, Kentucky Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Cumberland County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

Cumberland County Clerk
P.O. Box 275
Burkesville, KY

Open 8-4:30 EST M-F; 8-noon EST Sat.


Parent County

1798--Cumberland County was created 14 December 1798 from Green County.  County seat: Burkesville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1865, 1933--Disasters destroyed most records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Amandaville Cloyds Landing Hegira Modoc
Arat Dougan Town Judio Peytonsburg
Ashlock Dubre Kettle Stalcup
Bakerton Ellington Leslie Tanbark
Bow Frogue Littrell Waterview
Burkesville Green Grove Long Ridge
Claywell Grider Marrowbone

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
  • Cumberland 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






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


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