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About Nicholas County

Nicholas county (KY's 42nd) was formed in 1799 from Bourbon County and Mason County. It is located in the Bluegrass region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 565 to 1060 feet above sea level. In 1990 the county population was 6,725 in a land area of 196 square miles, an average of 34.3 people per square mile. Nicholas County is named for Col. George NICHOLAS of Fayette Co. The first settlement was at Blue Licks ca 1784 by David TANNER. The first county court was held at the home of Martin BAKER Jr. in 1800. The county seat was established in Ellisville in 1805 on the James ELLIS farm and stayed county seat until 1816. Carlisle has been the county seat since 1816.

Nicholas County Historical Society
101 Market St, Carlisle, KY 40311
Phone: (606)289-9135

The Nicholas County Library is located at:

223 N Broadway St, Carlisle, KY 40311-1149
Phone: (606)289-5595
Email: ncpl@kih.net

Map of Carlisle

Nicholas County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 227
Carlisle, KY 40311-0227
Telephone: (606) 289-3730


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Nicholas County Resources

  • Nicholas County Birth Records 1911-1930
  • Nicholas County Marriages 1800-1812
  • Nicholas County Archives
  • Nicholas County Message Board
  • Central KY Militia List of 1786
  • Carlisle, Nicholas County
  • Perrin's History of Nicholas Co.

  • Nicholas County Census Records (S-K Publications)

    These are good photocopies of the real thing!
     S-K Publications
    PO Box 8173
    Wichita KS 67208-0173

    PHONE: (316) 685-3201
    FAX: (316) 685-6650

    E-mail: mailto:genie@skpub.com
    Website: http://www.skcensus.com/

  • Nicholas County Road Map
  • Nicholas County Biographies
  • Nicholas Co. Cemetery Location List
  • Shiloh Cemetery List
  • Nicholas Physical Features & Locations
  • Nicholas County Resizeable (Tiger) Map
  • Laurese Herron famleetyz1@hotmail.com has the book "Kentucky Records, Early Wills & Marriages, Old Bible Records and Tombstone Inscriptions" compiled by Mrs. William Breckenridge Ardery, published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. It includes Nicholas county but NOT Robertson. Available for lookups. Thanks Lorri!


  • Nicholas County Queries & Obits

    Nicholas County Birth, Marriage, Death Records

    Nicholas County Queries

    Check the Index for your surnames!

    Query index for all KY Counties.


    Kentucky Resources

  • KYROOTS Kentucky History & Genealogy Mailing List
    You should subscribe to the List first to be able to receive other people's mail. Send help to the
    Subscribe Address for instructions. Afterwards use KYROOTS@lsv.uky.edu to send mail to everyone on the KYROOTS-L List.

  • The War Generations
  • Goldbug Maps
  • Kentucky Footsteps (Online Mag.)
  • Roots Surname Search!
  • Kentucky State Archive Catalog
  • ROOTS-L Kentucky Resource List and Resources
  • Kentucky Biographies Project
  • Current Kentucky Obituaries
  • Draper Manuscripts Site (Central and Northeastern KY)
  • Kentucky Place Names
  • Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer
  • Kentucky Covered Bridges
  • Kentucky ecreation & Travel
  • Kentucky Historical Societies
  • Kentucky County Clerk Offices
  • Application for Military Records.Download or print and fax or mail for Kentucky Military records.
  • Kentucky Vital Records (including death records for 1911 through 1992)
  • Everton's Kentucky Genealogy Links
  • Index to Notable KY Gravesites
  • Kentucky Heritage/History/Genealogy Books

    Large KY Genealogy Book List.


    General Genealogy Resources

  • Roots Surname Search!
  • Ancestry Database Search
  • Family Tree Maker Links
  • Cindi's Huge Genealogy Lists
  • Another Huge Genealogy List
  • Genealogy Home
  • National Genealogical Society
  • Kentucky Family History Centers (LDS)
  • Maps showing US Settlement progression
  • Land Records, Deeds and Plats
  • Census Abbreviations
  • Guild of One Name Studies
  • US "States" Genealogy Pages
  • US "States" Online Genealogy Archives
  • On-line Journal of Genetics and Genealogy
  • LDS Database Search
  • Lookup US address and phone numbers
  • Yahoo!'s History & Genealogy Lists.
  • Index to Notable Gravesites

  • I highly recommend:

    Kentucky Explorer Magazine

     Editor: Charles Hayes, Jr
    P.O. Box 227
    1248 Highway 15-N
    Jackson, KY 41339.
    (606) 666-5060.

    Subscription is $17 per year (10 issues).
    Bluegrass Roots
    Quarterly of the Kentucky Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 153, Frankfort, KY 40602
    $15 per year

    Kentucky Ancestors
    Quarterly of the Kentucky Historical Society
    P.O. Box 1792, Frankfort, KY 40602-2108
    Write for subscription information.

    Kentucky Ancestry : A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research
    by Roseann Reinemuth Hogan Ph.D.
    A must for serious or beginning KY genealogists.
    Published by Salt Lake City, UT : Ancestry, c1992. $19.95.
    Call 1-800-262-3787 to order from Ancestry.
    Or Order Online!

    Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records : Abstracts of Early Wills, Deeds, and Marriages
    Harry Kennett, Mrs McAdams; Paperback


    About the Project

    In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would 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 in 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. My name is Jon Hagee and I'm responsible for this county. For further information about KYGenWeb contact Sherri Hall.

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