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Guide to Fulton County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Fulton County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Founded January 15, 1845
County Seat Hickman
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Beginning Dates for Fulton County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1845 1852 1850 1845 1845
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Fulton County Courthouse
201 Moulton Street
Hickman, KY. 40250
Phone: 270.236.2061[1]

Fulton County Kentucky History

Parent County

1845--Fulton County was created 15 January 1845 from Hickman County.
County seat: Hickman [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Fulton County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Anna Lynne Crutchfield Hickman Miller
Bondurant Fairview Jordan Riceville
Brownsville Fulton Ledford Tyler

Neighboring Counties

Fulton County Kentucky Genealogy Resources


African American Research

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.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
Est. 20096,855−11.6%

For tips on accessing Fulton 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.



Local Histories

Local histories are available for Fulton 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.





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



Probate records are held by the Fulton County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Fulton 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.


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 Fulton County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Fulton 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..

  • 1852-1859 - Fulton County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517351 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Fulton County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517352 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Fulton County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517353 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1852-1859 - Fulton County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch M517351 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Fulton County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517354 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Fulton County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517355 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Fulton County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

West Tennessee Heritage Study Center
Paul Meek Library
University of Tennessee at Martin
Hours vary by semester

The Heritage Study Center holds a variety of genealogical resources including materials relating to the following counties in Tennessee: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Perry, Shelby, Stewart, Tipton, Wayne, Weakley and Carlisle, Fulton, and Hickman counties in Kentucky.

Family History Centers

Fulton County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Fulton County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fulton County, Kentucky page 270, 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.