Welcome to Simpson County Kentucky 

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Simpson County Kentucky was created by a Legislative Act of 28 January 1819 from Logan, Warren, and Allen Counties. Simpson County was named in honor of Captain John Simpson,  an early Indian fighter who fought at Fallen Timber and was one of many Kentucky victims at River Raisin. The county seat is Franklin. 

    Most of the county records (deeds, wills, and marriages) were destroyed when the court house burned on 17 May 1882.  However many of the Circuit Court records survived and were stored for many years in the attic of the present courthouse.   These order books have been microfilmed and are on file at the Kentucky State Archives in Frankfort, KY.  The loose records have been indexed and along with the original order books are on file at the Simpson County Archives in Franklin, KY.  In fact, all records which are available for genealogical/historical research can be found at the Simpson County Archives at 206 North College St, Franklin, KY

    I hope that you will enjoy this site and find it useful in researching your Simpson County ancestors.  If you have information that you would  like to add to this site to share with others, questions, comments or find broken links, please E-mail me, Sue Cooper.

    You can post new queries or view old ones: Simpson County Queries  

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    10 April 2018

About the Kentucky GenWeb 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. The person responsible for this county is Sue Cooper.   Contact her if you have a desire to link your data to this page. If you would like to host a Kentucky county not already taken, please contact Sherri Bradley

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