Monroe County, Kentucky Genealogy Guide

Monroe County, Kentucky (Map It) was created on January 19, 1820 from Barren County and Cumberland County. The county was named in honor of James Monroe, President of the United States (1817–1825) . Learn More About State of Kentucky History

Monroe County is bordered by Barren County (northwest), Metcalfe County (northeast), Cumberland County (east), Clay County, Tennessee (southeast), Macon County, Tennessee (southwest), Allen County (west).

Monroe County Cities and Towns include Fountain Run, Gamaliel, Tompkinsville.

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

Monroe County, Kentucky Courthouse Records

Monroe County, Kentucky Courthouse
Monroe County, KY Courthouse

The Monroe County Courthouse is located in Tompkinsville, Kentucky. Records were lost in courthouse fires on 22 Apr 1863 and in 1888. 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 Monroe 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.

Monroe County, Kentucky Census Records

Monroe County, Kentucky Vital Records

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