Metcalfe County Genealogy

Metcalfe County Historical Society

The Metcalfe County Historical Society meets each 4th Monday night of the month at the Metcalfe County Library at 7:00 pm (central standard time) on the square in Edmonton. They publish a Quarterly entitled "History Speaks." Membership dues are $12.00 a year and applications for membership may be directed to Metcalfe County Historical Society, Box 910, Edmonton, KY 42129

The Metcalfe County Public Library is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - 8:30 to 4:30; Saturday - 9:00 to 2:00. They have vertical files, microfilm readers and a copy machine.

Books for sale by the Society are listed below. Scroll down past the books list to see pictures of the Old Jail.

Books for sale by the Historical Society

If anyone would like to buy any of these books. Send your request along with your checks made to the Metcalfe Co. Historical Society to the above address. You may also purchase most of them at the South Central Kentucky Cultural Center in Glasgow, which is located at 200 W. Water Street just off the Court House Square.

Publication Price
(includes shipping)
Metcalfe County Sesquicentennial Celebration
A Patchwork of Metcalfe County History 1860-2010
68 pages, 28 pictures and 4 maps. The book sells for $10 at the Edmonton Public Library, The Edmonton Herald newspaper office, the Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce and the South Central KY Cultural Center in Glasgow.
$13.00
History Speaks Vol. I - Quarterlies of Metcalfe County Historical Society
Beginning Fall 1979 - Fall 1984, 104 pages/indexed.
$19.00
Metcalfe Co. Cemetery Records Vol. 1 (recently republished)
Mostly the Western half of the county.
$28.00
Trails of Metcalfe County's Past
History papers written by the Junior Historical Society Members
$14.00
Trails of Metcalfe County's Past, Volume II
History papers written by the Junior Historical Society Members
$14.00
History Speaks Vol. III $23.00
James Read's Metcalfe County 1865 Tax Records $18.00
A Brief History of Metcalfe Co 1860-1970 $18.00
Metcalfe Co Marriage Records Vol. I $22.00
Metcalfe Co Marriage Records Vol. II $22.00
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Metcalfe County Historical Society has added three new Marriage Licenses Books. Each license is a copy of the original document with the following information listed: Bride / Groom / ages / place of birth / date of marriage / race / name of parents / occupation of husband / married by / County Judge or Minister, in the presence of named witnesses. Most documents are hand written. These books cover the years 1897-1930.
Volume I Names A-G $30.00
Volume II Names H-O $30.00
Volume III Names P-Y (no Z's) $30.00
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History of Metcalfe Co. Churches
Contains histories of most active churches presently in the county.
$28.00
1860 Metcalfe Co. Census
It is soft bound, 111 pages, with a surname index. Shows house number, names, occupations, value of personal & real estate, place of birth (state), married in year, school in year and can't read or write
$18.00
Metcalfe County
Our History in Pictures 
$19.00
In the Pennyrile of Old Kentucky  $18.00

On May 11, 2013, the members of the Metcalfe County Historical Society celebrated the first opening and preview of the work that has been done on the Metcalfe County Historic Jail in the last few months. There were tours of the jail as well as garden plants, garden art, baked goods, speakers, demonstrations and music All proceeds went the jail restoration. Pictures taken at the event are shown below.


Installing Bars


Open House.


Diane at a booth.


Kaye in upstairs cells.


Kaye giving a tour.


Kelly making candles.


Reservations accepted.


Susan outdoors.


Susan telling tales.


Another View

Other Neighbouring Societies

Adair County Genealogical Society

Green County Genealogical Society

U.S. GenWeb
Kentucky GenWeb

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