Edmonson County, Kentucky Genealogy

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County Courthouse

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Parent County

1825--Edmonson County was created 12 January 1825 from Grayson, Hart and Warren Counties.
County seat: Brownsville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Arthur Chaumont Nick Roundhill
Asphalt Cub Run Oak Ridge Segal
Bee Spring Elko Ollie Straw
Big Reedy Huff Pig Sunfish
Black Gold Kyrock Prosperity Sweeden
Broadway Lindseyville Rhoda Union City
Brownsville Mammoth Cave Ridgedale Windyville
Cedar Spring Nash Rocky Hill Woodside

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
  • Edmonson 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

The Edmonson county page for the USGENWEB project has an Birth index at http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/births/index.html
They also have a Marriage index with both a bride index and a groom index at http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/marriages/index.html
They also have a death index at http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/deaths/index.html  but it appears to be an extraction of  the Edmonson county deaths from the whole Kentucky Death Index 1911 - 2000 available at: http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


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