The Metcalfe County Historical Society would like to invite you to attend the first annual "Trees of Conviction," a Christmas Tree decorating contest with proceeds going to the continued restoration of the historic jail. The Metcalfe County Historic Jail, Edmonton will be open for public viewing and voting on your favorite decorated tree beginning Sunday, December 7th during the Holiday Home Tour, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. From December 8 - 12th, Monday - Friday, the jail will be open from 11 a.m - 1 p.m. Then again on Saturday, December 13th, during the Holiday Parade, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Please join us as you begin your festive holidays!
Metcalfe County is located in Kentucky's Mississippian Plateau Region, with most of the county's terrain ranging from rolling to hilly. The county covers a land area of 291 square miles and in 2000 had a population of 10,037 persons, up 12% from 1990.
The purpose of this website is to provide you with information, and links to information, about the families that have lived in this area since the first settlers arrived from the east. Since Metcalfe County was not created until 1860, your research may take you to neighboring counties as well.
We have attempted to group pages of information to make it easier for you to locate what you seek. At the top of this page you will find links to these groups. For example, if you seek information about one of our towns, you will want to follow the link to Metcalfe Towns. If you want to see what the Metcalfe County Historical Society is doing, you will follow the link to the Historical Society.
If you have a question about this site, or wish to contribute to it, please Contact Us. Thank you for visiting with us. We hope your visit will be a profitable one. Charlie Hartley, Coordinator