Perry County, Kentucky Genealogy Guide

Perry County, Kentucky (Map It) was created on November 2, 1820 from Clay County and Floyd County. The county was named in honor of Oliver Hazard Perry (1785–1819), Admiral in the War of 1812 . Learn More About State of Kentucky History

Perry County is bordered by Breathitt County (north), Knott County (northeast), Letcher County (southeast), Harlan County (south), Leslie County (west), Clay County (northwest), Owsley County (northwest).

Perry County Cities and Towns include Buckhorn, Cornettsville, Hazard, Vicco, Saul, Ary, Viper.

A Map of Perry County, Kentucky contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Perry County, Kentucky Courthouse Records

Perry County, Kentucky Courthouse
Perry County, KY Courthouse

The Perry County Courthouse is located in Hazard, Kentucky. Some records were lost in courthouse disaster in 1885 and in 1911. Learn More About State of Kentucky Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Perry county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

Perry County, Kentucky Census Records

Perry County, Kentucky Vital Records

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