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

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Lawrence County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Founded December 14, 1821
County Seat Louisa
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1822 1852 1830 1822 1821
*Records available for these years only: 1852-1859, 1874-1878, 1903-1908. Statewide registration began 1911.
Lawrence County Courthouse, Louisa, KY


Lawrence County Courthouse
122 S Main Cross Street
Louisa, KY 41230;
Phone: 606.638.4102[1]


Parent County

1821--Lawrence County was created 14 December 1821 from Greenup and Floyd Counties.  County seat: Louisa [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Adams Elm Grove (hist.) Kise (hist.) Skaggs
Adeline (hist.) Evergreen Ledocio Stringtown
Ben Bow Fallsburg Louisa Summit
Blaine Fisher Town (hist.) Lowmansville Terryville
Blevins Five Forks Martha Torchlight
Brows Defeat (hist.) Fullers Mazie Ulysses
Buchanan Gallup Noris Walbridge
Busseyville Georges Creek Orr Webbville
Chapman Glenwood Overda Webbs Mill (hist.)
Charley Green Valley (hist.) Patrick Wilbur
Cherokee Greenwood (hist.) Peach Orchard Yatesville
Clifford Hannah Prosperity (hist.) Zelda
Cordell Holt Providence (hist.)
Davisville Houckville Rockville (hist.)
Ellen Irad Richardson

Neighboring Counties



African American

African-American Info-Lawrence County KY

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


Bible Records of Lawrence County KY

Biographies, Family History/Trees, GEDCOM files, etc

Family Trees of Lawrence County KY 
Linkpendium Surnames 
Sorted by Name.com-Lawrence County, Kentucky


Cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

  • 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
  • Lawrence 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. 


Historical populations
Census Pop.

For tips on accessing Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Census Online-Lawrence Co., Kentucky
Census Records of Lawrence Co., KY
Linkpedium Census Records and Indexes 

Church Records

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.

Churches of Lawrence Co., Kentucky 


Kentucky Court of Justice: Lawrence County, Ofice of the Circuit Court Clerk


Local Histories

Wikipedia-Lawrence County, Kentucky 



Lawrence County Military Records
Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogy Trails-Lawrence County, Kentucky Pensioners
Lawrence County, Kentucky Veterans
Lawrence County, Kentucky World War II Casualities, Army and Airforce
List of Revelutionary War Pensioners 


Big Sandy News Online
Clippings From the Big Sandy News, Lawrence Co., KY


Big Sandy News Obituaries
Lawrence Co., KY Genealogy Trails Obits
Lawrence County KY Archives: Death & Obituary Index Table
Lawrence County Public Library Obituary Searcher
Obituaries Lawrence Co., KY


Wills, Lawrence County, KY 


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.

Tax List of Lawrence County, KY 

Vital Records

  • 1852-1860 - Lawrence County Birth Index 1852-1860. Batch C517601 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874 - Lawrence County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517602 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Lawrence County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517603 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1852-1860 - Lawrence County Marriage Index 1852-1860. Batch M517601 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Lawrence County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517604 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Lawrence County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517605 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

GenealogyBuff.com: Miscellaneous Lawrence County, Kentucky Marriages 1822-1854 
Lawrence County KY Archives: Death & Obituary Index Table 
Lawrence County Kentucky Marriage Index
Lawrence County, Kentucky Transcribed Deaths...
Marriages and Announcement-Genealogy Trails, Lawrence County, Kentucky

Societies and Libraries

Lawrence County Historical Society 
Lawrence County Public Library

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Laurel County, Kentucky page 272, 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.