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Template:Kentucky-stub United States  > Kentucky > Shelby County

County Courthouse

Shelby County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG


Isaac Shelby.JPG

The county is named after Kentucky's First Governor Isaac Shelby (1750-1826).[1]

Parent County

1792--Shelby County was created 23 June 1792 from Jefferson County.  County seat: Shelbyville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Bagdad Finchville Lincoln Ridge Shelbyville
Chestnut Grove Flat Rock (hist.) Middletown Heights Simpsonville
Christianburg Graefenburg Montclair Southville
Clay Village Harrisonville Mulberry Sunnyside (hist.)
Colletts (hist.) Hatton North Benson Hills (hist.) Todds Point
Conner Hemp Ridge Old Christianburg Veachland
Consolation Hooper Olive Branch Veech
Cropper Jacksonville Peytona Veechdale
Defoe Joyes Pleasureville Waddy
Elmburg Junte Raymond Hill
Figgs L S Park

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 Interment.net
  • Shelby 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





The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Shelby 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 1: 1792-1804
  2. Will Book 2: 1804-1811
  3. Will Book 3: 1812-1817


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. "List of Counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).