Knox County, Kentucky Genealogy Guide

Knox County, Kentucky (Map It) was created on December 19, 1799 from Lincoln County. The county was named in honor of Henry Knox, United States Secretary of War (1785–1794) . Learn More About State of Kentucky History

Knox County is bordered by Clay County (northeast), Bell County (southeast), Whitley County (southwest), Laurel County (northwest).

Knox County Cities and Towns include Barbourville, Corbin, North Corbin.

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

Knox County, Kentucky Courthouse Records

Knox County, Kentucky Courthouse
Knox County, KY Courthouse

The Knox County Courthouse is located in Barbourville, Kentucky. 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 Knox 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.

Knox County, Kentucky Census Records

Knox County, Kentucky Vital Records

Knox County, Kentucky Resources

  • State of Kentucky Archives and Societies
  • RAOGK Volunteers for Kentucky
  • Knox County Historical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 528, Barbourville, KY 40906
  • Knox County Genealogical Society, 2603 Aintree Way, Louisville KY 40220
  • Knox County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 1446, Barbourville Municipal Building, 196 Daniel Boone Drive, Barbourville KY 40906; 606-546-4300

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