Marshall County, Kentucky Genealogy

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Marshall County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Marshall County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Founded February 12, 1842
County Seat Benton

County Courthouse

Marshall County Courthouse, Benton, KY



Parent County

1842--Marshall County was created 12 February 1842 from Calloway County.
County seat: Benton [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1888, 1914--Disasters destroyed most records.


Populated Places

Altona Cambridge Shores Harris Hill Ford Possum Trot
Aurora Cloud Crossing Harvey Scale
Benton Daffenville Iola Sharpe
Birmingham Dogtown Little Bear Creek Sherwood Shores
Brewers Elva Little Cypress South Marshall
Brien Fairdealing Marshall Tatumsville
Briensburg Gilbertsville Oak Level The Moors
Buena Vista Glade Olive Walnut Grove
Calvert City Hardin Palma

Neighboring Counties


African American

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. 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
  • Marshall 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



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