Grayson County Genealogy Trails

Welcome to the Grayson County Kentucky Genealogy Trails Page!  My name is Cathy Schultz.  I love Genealogy, and it is my desire in hosting this website to help all of YOU continue your quest for finding your Ancestors!

FREE Genealogy Data can be very difficult to find, but all of us at Genealogy Trails have the same goal:  to transcribe and provide as much data as possible to remain FREE to anyone who needs to locate their family!

You are welcome to help us in this adventure!  Share your data!  Email me if you have any questions.

Obituaries can be submitted or Cemetery Records can be submitted much easier than before.

*JAMES P. MCCLURE JOURNAL* NEW* I have the first 37 pages of this INVALUABLE journal online.  Mr. McClure was a local Jeweler and kept records of the entire community.  Since the courthouse last burned in 1896 and his journal contains information from BEFORE 1896 - it could be the only record of some of these things.  Click Here

Grayson County Statistics as of 2000.                        

    County Seat: Leitchfield                                   

    Population: 24,053



Here's some history on Grayson County according to "Kentucky: A History of the State" by W. H. Perrin, J. H. Battle & G. C. Kniffin  (copyright 1887) 


GRAYSON COUNTY, was formed in 1810, from Hardin and Ohio Counties, and is bounded on the north by Hardin and Breckinridge, on the east by Hart, on the south by Edmonson, and on the west by Ohio and Butler.  It was named in honor of Col. William Grayson, a Virginian, and a distinguished politician and statesman.  The county is well drained by the following watercourses:  Rough Creek, Big and Little Clifty, Nolin, Rock, Caney, Bear and Short Creeks.                      

To read more about the county as well as the biographies from this book click here. 

To learn more about the history of Grayson County visit the Grayson County Chamber of Commerce website.

If you have records or Genealogy information to share, please email it to me.  I will get it posted as soon as possible. 

The information belongs to YOU and will ALWAYS belong to YOU! 

 We need records such as: Wills, Deeds, Biographies, Bible Records, Cemetery Listings, Newspaper Clippings, Obituaries, tax bills, etc.         

Please don’t send  your .GEDCOM files.   I apologize that I don't have time to do personal research since it takes all the time I have to TRANSCRIBE, TRANSCRIBE, TRANSCRIBE!!!

To view a map of Grayson County (today), click here.

Grayson County Communities & Cities

Anneta Bear Creek Big Clifty
Black Rock Blowtown Broadford
Caneyville Clarkson Clay Township (listed on 1880 Census)
Concord Conoloway Decker
Dog Creek  Driskill Duff
Falls of Rough Genoa (Village listed on 1880 Census) Grayson Springs
Hanging Rock Haynes Precinct (listed on 1870 Census) Horntown
Huffman Iberia Indian Valley
Jugville Lacon Leitchfield
Little Clifty Martin (Village listed on 1880 Census) Meredith
Millerstown Millwood Moutardier
Neafus Olaton Peonia
Peth Pine Knob Ready
Rock Creek Sadler Sand Spring (1880 Census)
Short Creek Shrewsbury Skaggstown
Snap South Spring Fork (1880 Census)
Spring Lick Spurrier St. Paul
Tar Hill Wax Yeaman





Grayson County Courthouse  

Public Square  Leitchfield, Kentucky  42754   (270) 259-3201


Grayson County Public Library  

130 E. Market St.  Leitchfield Kentucky 42754 (270) 259-5455


Grayson County Tourism Commission  

425 S. Main St. Leitchfield Kentucky  42754 (270) 259-2735

Grayson County Historical Society 

122 E. Main St. Leitchfield KY  42754  (270) 230-8989

Historical Society Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am to 4:00 pm


Church Records Biographies Births
Cemeteries Census County Records
Deaths Deeds/Land Records Family Records/Bibles
Marriages Military Newspapers
Obituaries Tax Records Wills
James P. McClure's Journal

Updates:   Andrew "Dick" Jackson Beatty Obituary & Will;




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