Ballard County, Kentucky Genealogy Guide

Ballard County, Kentucky (Map It) was created on February 15, 1842 from Hickman County and McCracken County. The county was named in honor of Bland Ballard (1761–1853), hero of the Battle of Fallen Timbers and Battle of River Raisin. Learn More About State of Kentucky History

Ballard County is bordered by Pulaski County, Illinois (north), McCracken County (east), Carlisle County (south), Mississippi County, Missouri (southwest), Alexander County, Illinois (west).

Ballard County Cities and Towns include Bandana, Barlow, Blandville, Kevil, La Center, Monkey's Eyebrow, Wickliffe.

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

Ballard County, Kentucky Courthouse Records

Ballard County, Kentucky Courthouse
Ballard County, KY Courthouse

The Ballard County Courthouse is located in Wickliffe, Kentucky. Most records were destroyed in a courthouse fire on 17 Feb 1880. 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 Ballard 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.

Ballard County, Kentucky Census Records

Ballard County, Kentucky Vital Records

Ballard County, Kentucky Resources

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