Taylor County, Kentucky Genealogy

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Taylor County, Kentucky
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Founded January 13, 1848
County Seat Campbellsville
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Quick Dates[edit | edit source]

Taylor County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852   1852      

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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Taylor County Courthouse, Campbellsville, KY

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History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1848--Taylor County was created 13 January 1848 from Green County.
County seat: Campbellsville [1]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1864--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Acton Elk Horn Maple Spurlington
Arista Finley Merrimac Sweeneyville
Atchison Hatcher Pitman White Rose
Badger Hibernia Romine Willowtown
Bengal Hobson Saloma Wooleyville
Burdick Mac South Campbellsville Wrights
Campbellsville Mannsville Speck Yuma
Durhamtown

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American Research[edit | edit source]

The following have information concerning African American research. 

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 7,250
1860 7,481 3.2%
1870 8,226 10.0%
1880 9,259 12.6%
1890 9,353 1.0%
1900 11,075 18.4%
1910 11,961 8.0%
1920 12,236 2.3%
1930 12,047 −1.5%
1940 13,556 12.5%
1950 14,403 6.2%
1960 16,285 13.1%
1970 17,138 5.2%
1980 21,178 23.6%
1990 21,146 −0.2%
2000 22,927 8.4%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Taylor County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

Church[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
  • [Shipp] Sanders, Walter R. The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Fa[u]quier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourbon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. FHL Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL Film 875372 Item 5

Land[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).