Leslie County, Kentucky Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Leslie County Courthouse, Hyden, Ky.


The county is named for Kentucky Governor Preston H. Leslie (1819-1907).

Parent County

1878--Leslie County was created 29 March 1878 from Clay, Harlan and Perry Counties.  County seat: Hyden [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Asher Cutshin Kaliopi Spruce Pine
Bear Branch Dryhill Lewis Creek Stinnett
Big Fork Essie Mozelle Thousandsticks
Bick Rock Frew Napier Warbranch
Causey Helton Roark Wendover
Chappell Hoskinston Saylor Wooton
Cinda Hyden Sizerock Yeaddiss
Confluence Jason Smilax

Neighboring Counties



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
  • Leslie 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


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