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Spencer County, Kentucky (Map It) was created on January 7, 1824 from Shelby County, Bullitt County and Nelson County. The county was named in honor of Spears Spencer, military captain killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe. Learn More About State of Kentucky History
Spencer County Cities and Towns include Little Mount, Mount Eden, Rivals, Taylorsville, Waterford, Whitfield, Yoder.
A Map of Spencer County, Kentucky contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Spencer County, Kentucky Courthouse Records
Spencer County, KY Courthouse
The Spencer County Courthouse is located in Taylorsville, Kentucky. Courthouse fires occurred on 25 Jan 1865 and again in 1914. No records were lost in the 1914 fire. 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 Spencer 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.
- Spencerd County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1824, Land Records from 1824 and Probate Records from 1824 - Will/Probate Record Request Form. The County Clerk has three main responsibilities. One is the recording of Land records, Probate records and Marriage Liscenses.
- Spencer County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Court Records from 1824. The County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
- Spencer County Tax Information and Contacts. Some early tax schedules list watercourse, value and acreage of real estate, men over age twenty-one, young men between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one, slaves, and horses.
- Spencer County Elected Officials
Spencer County, Kentucky Census Records
- Learn More: State of Kentucky Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Spencer County, Kentucky Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Kentucky Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1911 to present
- Marriage and Divorce Records: from June 1958 to present
- Locations: Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics, Kentucky State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Office of Vital Statistics, Department for Public Health, Cabinet for Health and Family Services, 275 E. Main St., 1E-A, Frankfort, KY 40621.
Spencer County, Kentucky Resources
- Spencer County Historical & Genealogical Society
- Spencer County, Kentucky Message Boards
- Spencer County, Kentucky Genealogy Forum
- Spencer County, Kentucky Mailing lists