Powell County, Kentucky Genealogy Guide

Powell County, Kentucky (Map It) was created on January 7, 1852 from Clark County, Estill County and Montgomery County. The county was named in honor of Lazarus Whitehead Powell, nineteenth Governor of Kentucky (1851–1855) . Learn More About State of Kentucky History

Powell County is bordered by Montgomery County (north), Menifee County (northeast), Wolfe County (southeast), Lee County (south), Estill County (southwest), Clark County (northwest).

Powell County Cities and Towns include Clay City, Stanton, Slade.

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

Powell County, Kentucky Courthouse Records

Powell County, Kentucky Courthouse
Powell County, KY Courthouse

The Powell County Courthouse is located in Stanton, Kentucky. The courthouse was burned by guerrillas in the Spring of 1863, and the jail was burned in 1864. Records were lost in both fires. 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 Powell 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.

Powell County, Kentucky Census Records

Powell County, Kentucky Vital Records

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