Allen County, Kentucky

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Allen County Government

The Allen County Clerk records various real estate documents, including deeds, mortgages and tax liens. Other documents include marriage and delinquent tax records. The clerk also has land records in three formats: books, microfilm or digitally imaged.

201 West Main Street, Room 6
Scottsville, KY 42164

Office: (270) 237-3706
Office: (270) 237-4390
Fax: (270) 237-9206

Allen County Courthouse

The Allen County Courthouse burned in October 1902. Some records did survive the fire. The burned and charred documents have been preserved in sealed, acid free plastic binders so you have access to the original records without damaging them. Records beyond 1902 are numerous and easily accessed. Research materials formerly found at the Allen County Public Library are now located in the Genealogy Room, at the Allen County Courthouse.

Please note the Register of Deeds office will not take telephone requests or provide research services.

Allen County Circuit Court is located in Allen county in Kentucky. The court address is 201 West Main Street, PO Box 477, Scottsville, KY 42164. The phone number for Allen County Circuit Court is 270-237-3561 and the fax number is 270-237-4734.

Allen County District Court

In the Kentucky Court system, probate is handled by the District Courts. The District Court for Allen County is the 49th Judicial District.

Allen County Judicial Center
200 West Main Street
Scottsville, KY 42164Phone: 270-237-3561

Allen County PVA

ALLEN COUNTYPROPERTY VALUATION ADMINISTRATOR201 W. Main St., Room 1P.O. Box 397Scottsville, KY 42164Phone: 270-237-3711Fax:

Allen County Religious Organizations

KY Hometown Locator lists 48 churches in Allen County.

The oldest church in the county is Bethlehem church, originally known as United Baptist church. It was formed by James Atwood in 1801.

Other references with information about churches:

Allen County Sesquicentennial 1815 – 1965

The Beginning…A Pictorial History of Allen County, Kentucky


The Allen County Public Library

106 West Public Square 
Scottsville, Kentucky 42164

Phone: (270) 237-3861



Western Kentucky University

Has a “Historical Overview of Allen County, Kentucky”

Department of Library Special Collections and Smith, Brookelyn, “Historical Overview of Allen County, Kentucky” (2017). Allen County History and Bibliography. Paper 2.

Additionally, the Special Collections Library in the Kentucky Building maintains a large microfilm collection. These include many records from Allen County: court order books, deeds, deeds general cross index, newspapers, tax lists, and wills.

University of Kentucky

Keeps a “Notable Kentucky African Americans’ database with references to Allen County (KY) slaves, free blacks, and free mulattoes, 1850-1920.

“Allen County (KY) Slaves, Free Blacks, and Free Mulattoes, 1850-1920,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed March 18, 2019,


  • Allen County Kentucky Historical Society
    301 North Fourth Street
    Scottsville, KY 42164
    Phone: 270-237-3026
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