Graves County, Kentucky Genealogy Guide

Graves County, Kentucky (Map It) was created on December 19, 1821 from Hickman County. The county was named in honor of Benjamin F. Graves (1771–1813), army major killed at the Battle of Frenchtown. Learn More About State of Kentucky History

Graves County is bordered by McCracken County (north), Marshall County (northeast), Calloway County (southeast), Henry County, Tennessee (southeast), Weakley County, Tennessee (south), Hickman County (southwest), Carlisle County (northwest).

Graves County Cities and Towns include Dukedom, Mayfield, Water Valley, Wingo, Fancy Farm, Farmington, Symsonia, Lowes, Kaler, West Viola.

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

Graves County, Kentucky Courthouse Records

Graves County, Kentucky Courthouse
Graves County, KY Courthouse

The Graves County Courthouse is located in Mayfield, Kentucky. Fire destroyed courthouse records in 1864 and on 18 Dec 1887. 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 Graves 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.

Graves County, Kentucky Census Records

Graves County, Kentucky Vital Records

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