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Founded December 19, 1821
County Seat Clinton
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Hickman County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Hickman County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1822 1852 1830 1822 1822
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Hickman County Courthouse, Clinton, KY

Hickman County Courthouse
110 E Clay Street
Clinton, KY 42031
Phone: 270.653.2131[1]

Hickman County Kentucky History

Parent County

1821--Hickman County was created 19 December 1821 from Caldwell and Livingston Counties.
County seat: Clinton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Hickman County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Beelerton Fulgham Nichols South Columbus
Beulah Hailwell Oakton Spring Hill
Clinton Moscow Old Cypress Whaynes Corner
Columbus New Cypress

Neighboring Counties

Hickman 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. 20084,936−6.2%

For tips on accessing Hickman 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 Hickman 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 Hickman County, Kentucky Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:




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

  • 1852-1861 - Hickman County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517501 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Hickman County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517502 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Hickman County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517503 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1852-1861 - Hickman County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517501 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875-1876 - Hickman County Marriage Index 1875-1876. Batch M517504 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Hickman County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517505 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Hickman 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

Hickman County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Hickman County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hickman County, Kentucky page 271, 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/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.