Logan County, Kentucky Genealogy

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

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Logan County, Kentucky
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Founded June 28, 1792
County Seat Russellville
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Logan County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Logan County Courthouse, Russellville, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Logan County Courthouse
 229 W 3rd Street
Russellville, KY 42276
Phone:. 270.726.6621[1]


Parent County

1792--Logan County was created 28 June 1792 from Lincoln County.
County seat: Russellville [2]

Boundary Changes

County Pronunciation

Record Loss


Populated Places

Adairville Crossroad Gordonsville Lost City
Agnes Danby Henryville (hist.) Oakville
Anderson Deer Lick Hilltop Old Volney
Auburn Dennis Hollow Bill Olmstead
Beechland Diamond Springs Homer Russellville
Buffalo fork Dot Insco Schley
Cave Springs Edwards Jerico Schochoh
Chandlers Chapel Epleys Justice South Union
Cooperstown Everett Keysburg Spa
Corinth Ferguson Lewisburg Whippoorwill
Costelow Gasper Lickskillet Wolf Lick

Neighboring Counties



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.

For tips on accessing Logan 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.



It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
  • [Baker] Chapman, Peggy Brown. Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties & Jackson Purchase, Kentucky. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. FHL 751704
  • [Sevier] Armstrong, Zella. Notable Southern Families. Chattanooga, Tenn.: Lookout Publishing Company, 1926. Vol. 4. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • [Sone] Sone, Guy M. Genealogy of Rogers, Peyton, Owens, Sone, Marrs, Jennings, Jouett and Allied Families. Jefferson City, Mo.: G.M. Sone, 1958. FHL 301540


Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Logan 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.



Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Logan County, Kentucky Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Logan County, Kentucky Genealogy:

- 17th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company A
- 17th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company B
- 17th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company C
- 17th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company D
- 17th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company E
- 17th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company G
- 17th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company H
- 17th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company L
- 17th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company M
- 3rd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company G
- 8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company A
- 8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company C
- 8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company D
- 8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company F
- 8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company G
- 8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company H
- 8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company I
- 8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company K
- 8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company L
- 8th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company M



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



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

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Logan County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Will Book A: 1795-1817
  2. Will Book B: 1815-1823


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.

  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Logan County, Kentucky Genealogy is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[4] digitized by Ancestry ($).

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 Logan County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Logan 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 - Logan County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517651 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1875-1876 - Logan County Birth Index 1875-1876. Batch C517652 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1854-1861 - Logan County Marriage Index 1854-1861. Batch M517651 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1875-1876 - Logan County Marriage Index 1875-1876. Batch M517653 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1878 - Logan County Marriage Index 1878. Batch M517654 at FamilySearch - free.[5]

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Logan 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. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)
  4. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 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.