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Welcome to Nelson County, KY

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Established in 1785
The fourth county created in what is now Kentucky, it was formed from Jefferson County, Virginia, in 1784. The county is named for Thomas Nelson, Jr. a Virginia Governor who signed the Declaration of Independence.
Its county seat is Bardstown

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Church Histories/Records

County Records

Court Records


Family Bibles

Extinct Towns






Wills/Legal Records 

Website Updates: Samuel P. Reed, I. W. Duncan & Henry Rector Somers Bios; 1892 Marriage Announcement;

Surrounding Counties
Spencer County (north)
Anderson County (northeast)
Washington County (east)
Marion County (southeast)
LaRue County (south)
Hardin County (west)
Bullitt County (northwest)

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