The county seat of Barren County is Glasgow. The county was founded on December 20, 1798 from parts of Warren and Green counties. It has had six courthouses over its history.

Government

Barren County Clerk

Phone Numbers
Phone: (270) 651-5200
FAX: (270) 651-1083

Internet
Email: joanne.london@ky.gov

Physical Address
117-1A North Public Square
Glasgow, KY 42141

The county clerk has land and probate records from 1798. Also marriage records from 1799.

Barren County Courthouse

  • 100 Courthouse Square, P.O. Box 1359, Glasgow, KY 42142-1359
  • Phone: (270) 651-2561

The County Clerk of the Circuit Court has court records from 1798.

Religious Organizations

The city of Glasgow maintains a listing of churches in Glasgow and Barren County. The listing has addresses and phone numbers for each church.

Also the Kentucky hometown locator has a listing of 59 churches.

Institutions

Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library

1530 S Green St. 
Glasgow, KY 42141

(270) 651-2824

South Central Kentucky Cultural Center has a genealogical library with volunteers that can assist.

Western Kentucky University has a regional library in Glasgow.

Barren County Law Collections (Open to the public)
Located on the 3rd Floor of the Barren County Courthouse

Has Kentucky Revised Statutes and the Kentucky Digest.

Societies

The Barren County Historical Society has an interesting Facebook page of photographs and information.

South Central KY Historical & Genealogical Society

P O Office Box 157

Glasgow, KY 42142-0157 

The Society meets on the 4th Thursday of each month except December, South Central KY Cultural Center, Glasgow, KY, 7 pm. Publication is “Traces”.

Additionally, there are a couple of books of interest to mention.

Barren County (Images of America)

Kentucky Ancestry: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research

Barren County, Kentucky

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