Bell County, Kentucky Genealogy Guide

Bell County, Kentucky (Map It) was created on August 1, 1867 from Knox County and Harlan County. The county was named in honor of Joshua Fry Bell, Kentucky legislator (1862–1867) . Learn More About State of Kentucky History

Bell County is bordered by Clay County (north), Leslie County (northeast), Harlan County (east), Lee County, Virginia (southeast), Claiborne County, Tennessee (south), Whitley County (southwest), Knox County (northwest).

Bell County Cities and Towns include Middlesborough, and Pineville.

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

Bell County, Kentucky Courthouse Records

Bell County, Kentucky Courthouse
Bell County, KY Courthouse

The Bell County Courthouse is located in Pineville, Kentucky. Records were lost in fires in 1914 and 1918. Also records were damaged with some loss in a flood in 1976. 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 Bell 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.

Bell County, Kentucky Census Records

Bell County, Kentucky Vital Records

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