Boyd County, Kentucky

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The county seat of Boyd County is Catlettsburg. The county was formed in 1860 from parts of Greenup, Carter, and Lawrence counties.

Government

Most of the primary government offices are housed in the Boyd County Courthouse.

Debbie Jones
Boyd County Clerk

The County Clerk’s office records all Land records, Wills, Article of Incorporation, Veterans Discharges, Liens and Lien Releases, and Miscellaneous Recordings.

Boyd County Courthouse
P.O. Box 523
2800 Louisa St.
Catlettsburg, Ky. 41129

Phone: (606) 739-5116
Fax: (606) 739-6357
Email:debbiejones@zoominternet.net

Boyd County PVA

PO Box 434 Catlettsburg, KY 41129

Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (EST)

Property Valuation Administrator

Charles “Chuck” T. Adkins

606-739-5173

Allows online lookup of property assessment through qPublic.net.

Religious Organizations

According to the B2B Yellow Pages, there are 49 churches in Boyd County.

Institutions

Boyd County Public Library Ashland – Main Branch

1740 Central Avenue 
Ashland, Kentucky 41101 
Circulation: 606-329-0090 
Administration: 606-329-0518 
Fax: 606-329-0578

This library also houses the Minnie Winder Genealogy & Local History Room. This is the largest genealogical collection in the Tri-State and Eastern Kentucky. The collection also covers Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina as these are the states from which settlers migrated.

It is also possible to use interlibrary loans with the Ohio Historical Society, Virginia State Library, Tennessee State Archives and others.

Visit their website for more information on the collection.

Societies

Eastern KY Genealogical Society
Box 1544
Ashland, KY 41105-1544

Boyd County Historical Society
2734 Jackson Avenue
Ashland, KY 41101

Catlettsburg Historical Society
3420 Spring Street
Catlettsburg, KY 41129

Biographies

Kentucky Genealogy Trails has a posting of some famous biographies from Boyd County, Ky. One of these includes a snippet for George Washington Calvin, sheriff of Boyd County for many years after 1909.

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