Caldwell County, Kentucky Genealogy Guide

Caldwell County, Kentucky (Map It) was created on January 31, 1809 from Livingston County. The county was named in honor of John Caldwell, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1804) . Learn More About State of Kentucky History

Caldwell County is bordered by Crittenden County (northwest), Webster County & Hopkins County (northeast), Christian County (southeast), Trigg County (south), Lyon County (southwest).

Caldwell County Cities and Towns include Fredonia, Princeton.

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

Caldwell County, Kentucky Courthouse Records

Caldwell County, Kentucky Courthouse
Caldwell County, KY Courthouse

The Caldwell County Courthouse is located in Princeton, Kentucky. A courthouse fire on 15 Dec 1864 destroyed some records. 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 Caldwell 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.

Caldwell County, Kentucky Census Records

Caldwell County, Kentucky Vital Records

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