McCreary County, Kentucky Genealogy Guide

McCreary County, Kentucky (Map It) was created on March 12, 1912 from parts of Wayne County, Pulaski County and Whitley County. The county was named in honor of James McCreary, thirty-seventh Governor of Kentucky (1912–1916) . Learn More About State of Kentucky History

McCreary County is bordered by Pulaski County (north), Laurel County (northeast), Whitley County (east), Scott County, Tennessee (south), Wayne County (west).

McCreary County Cities and Towns include Pine Knot, Stearns, Whitley City.

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

McCreary County, Kentucky Courthouse Records

McCreary County, Kentucky Courthouse
McCreary County, KY Courthouse

The McCreary County Courthouse is located in Whitley City, Kentucky. Courthouse fires destroyed some records in 1927 and in 1951. 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 McCreary 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.

McCreary County, Kentucky Census Records

  • Learn More: State of Kentucky Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1920, 1930, 1940
  • U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
  • Union Veterans Schedules: None

McCreary County, Kentucky Vital Records

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