Welcome to Fleming County, Kentucky

My name is Scot Stout and I'm your Fleming County coordinator.  Everything I have on Fleming County has been posted.  I do not live in or near Fleming County and cannot answer specific research questions.

Look up volunteers needed!  If you have any records or books about Fleming County and are able to volunteer to do look ups, please contact me so that I may put you on the list. 

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Fleming County was formed in 1798 from a part of Mason County and entered as Kentucky's 26th County. It is located in the Outer Bluegrass region of the state. Fleming County was named for Col. John Fleming, a Virginian who settled Fleming's Station in 1790. The Station was located in what is now Fleming County. Fleming County is located in the Buffalo Trace area of Northeastern Kentucky. The Southwest boundary of the count is formed by the Licking River. The Northeast boundary is formed by the North Fork of the Licking River. The borders of the county as further defined by the surrounding counties. Mason County, which lies to the north, extends to the Ohio River. Lewis County borders Fleming on the northeast. Lewis County also extends to the Ohio River. To the east and south of Fleming County lies Rowan County, the Northern half of which was formed from Fleming County in 1856. Bath County forms most of the Southern border of Fleming County. The borders of Nicholas and Robertson County form the Western boundary of Fleming County.

The elevation in the county ranges from 590 to 1420 feet above sea level. In 1990 the county population was 12,292 in a land area of 351 square miles, an average of 35.0 people per square mile. The county seat is Flemingsburg, whose major highways are Kentucky State #11, #32 and #57. Route #11 connects Flemingsburg to Maysville, which lies across the Ohio River from Aberdeen, Ohio. Route #11, if followed southward from Flemingsburg, crosses the Licking River at Sherburne, and continues to Mt. Sterling in Montgomery County. Highway #32 connects Flemingsburg to Morehead in Rowan County. In the opposite direction, Route #32 runs an eastward course, through Elizaville and Cowan, and eventually courses to Cynthiana in Harrison County. Route #57 follows a northeasterly course through the countryside, ending at the Lewis County town of Concord, which lies on the Ohio River. The population of Flemingsbury in 1990 was 3,071, a figure which belies the town's historic importance to the region.

About Fleming County

This area contains donated materials which were archived before I became coordinator for this site.

1840 Census/Revolutionary War Pensioners

1850 Census

1880 Census

Battle of Blue Licks Centennial Monument

Battle of Hillsboro

Bible Records



Cemeteries and Cemetery Records

Churches and Church Records

Confederate States of America History

Confederate Soldiers' Grave Locations

Neighboring Counties



County Court Orders

Don't Know What County a Town is in?


History of Elizaville

Kentucky Cemeteries Mail List

Flemingsburg's Early Settlers

Hillsboro History
Part I

Part II

Hinton's Register of Funerals

Kentucky Death Index 1911-2000

Land Records

Fleming County Microfilm Rental at LDS Family History Centers

Legal Matters


Lost Town of Gath

Fleming County Mail List


Military Service Records

Miscellaneous Stuff

Newspapers & Magazines


Off-site Links

Personal Web Pages

Photo Album, including "Fallen Leaves"

Poor Farm

More Photos (Kentucky Historical Society Digital Collections)

Queries (Ancestry)

Queries (Genforum)

Queries Before 1998
This contains an archives group of questions and responses about Fleming County ancestors. This is the old query system which was in place before the GenConnect boards became more widely used.


Selected Carter/Fleming Co. Vitals

Social Security Death Index

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Tax Records

Vital Statistics

War Records


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Updated 30 Apr 2015
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