Henry County, Kentucky



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Henry County Research Tools

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Henry County's History

Henry County was the 26th county formed in Kentucky, coming into existence on June 15, 1799 from a portion of Shelby County. Oldham, Trimble and Carroll Counties were taken from parts of the original Henry County. All of these, along with Owen and Franklin Counties form Henry County's borders today.

Henry County, KY was named for Patrick Henry. Henry County is located in the Outer Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. Its elevation ranges from 425 to 950 feet above sea level. In 1990 the population was 12,823 in a land area of 289 square miles, an average of 44.4 people per square mile. The county seat is New Castle.

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For a short history of Famous Kentuckians, Click Here.

Henry County

Court Clerk's Office

US Mail:

Main St., Newcastle, KY. 40050

Phone: 502 845-5705

Henry County

Historical Society

Now Online!

Kentucky County Clerks Address Directory all counties!   
  Kentucky Historical Society... Online


Kentucky Vital Statistics

This link is an invaluable search tool for vital statistics in the State of Kentucky!


                    Hello, my name is Suzanne Shephard, and I'm your hostess for Henry County, Kentucky. If  you have any questions, or there is something specific that you would like to see on the site, please feel free to contact me. Contributions of material are always welcome anytime too! Just let me know! Also, please let me know if you find any broken links, incorrect email addresses or missing pages. 

Anyone interested in adopting a Kentucky county, please contact Nancy Trice, USGenWeb State Coordinator.



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"The Storytellers"

A little Something for the Genealogist!


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Here is a link to a whole page of Genealogy Search Engines. It's sort of like Cyndi's List, only for surname searches!


The Henry County "Brick Wall"

I have received so many requests for help with research that I decided to copy an idea from my friend Bonnie Snow, in Pendleton County! On this page, I will post all queries that I receive for family info. Hopefully, this will help our visitors who are looking for that "elusive" ancestor! If you want to post a query here, just let me know. Please keep your requests small and limit them to no more than two people!

Who's Researching Henry County?

A page listing Henry County Researchers and the Surnames they are looking for! If you would like to add your name to this page, please email me! To see who's researching your Surname, just click on the books!



Henry County Archived Mailing Lists From June 1999

Henry County Archived Queries From July 14, 2000

Henry County USGenWeb Archives Submissions


Henry County Resources

African American Resource Links

   Henry County Surnames / Researcher Profiles

This section leads directly to archived queries & research information.

 Henry County Families

Henry County GenForum Query Board

  Kentucky Biographies Search Engine

Henry County Migrations

Henry County Maps and Links

Henry County Researchers On The Internet


   1852 Birth Records  

Fears Birth & Death Records   

Census Records

Henry County 

Henry County Cemeteries

    Smithfield Cemetery, Transcribed by Sam Sedoris - All 4 Parts




The Confession of Richard H. Shuck  

  A Tale of Murder and Mayhem in Henry & Owen Counties



Wanted: Old photos of your Henry County Ancestors!!

We have quite a lot of pictures, but let's have more! If you have a picture of a Henry County Ancestor, email me and let's post it in the album!

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Henry County Military Information

If you have Military information on a Henry Co. soldier, from any war, please let me know, so we can add them to the site!

This is a new section devoted to old letters and historical articles and stories of people and places in Henry County, Kentucky... enjoy!



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The Henry County Mailing List

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This County is dedicated to a man, who followed his dream... and made it a reality.


In Memory Of : JEFF DONALD MURPHY, 1947 - 2001, of Redmond, Deschutes County, OR, born in Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY, son of Powell Davis Murphy and Marjorie (Morrison) Murphy. Jeff was the founder of the KYGenWeb, USGenWeb, USBIOGRAPHIES and co-founder of KYBIOGRAPHIES.


About the USGenWeb Project

   In December, 1995, Jeff Murphy created what was to be the first county page in the USGenWeb Project, with his Muhlenburg County homepage. In March and April, 1996, he and a group of other genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project, which soon changed it's name to the USGenWeb! The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases could be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located within the index.

   At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. Since that time, the project has ballooned and encompassed the whole world, with the creation of the WorldGenWeb.

If you are interested in becoming a county coordinator, contact Nancy Trice, USGenWeb State Coordinator.


Copyrightę 2001, 2002  Suzanne Yelton Shephard

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