Breathitt County, Kentucky

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The county seat for Breathitt County is Jackson. The county was formed in 1839 from portions of Clay, Estill and Perry counties.


Breathitt County Clerk

  • 1137 Main Street
  • Jackson, KY 41339
  • Phone: (606) 666-3800×707
  • FAX: (606) 666-3817

Contact the Breathitt County Office of the County Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Breathitt County Clerk of the Circuit Court

  • Address: Breathitt County Justice Center, 1131 Main St., Jackson, KY 41339
  • Phone: (606) 666-5768 or (606) 666-4342
  • Court Records: 1838
  • Also probate and land records

Religious Organizations

The Association of Religious Data Archives maintains a list of religious bodies in Breathitt County.

Another helpful resource is The Genealogist’s Address Book: State and Local Resources.


Breathitt County Public Library

  • 1024 College Avenue
  • Jackson, Kentucky 41339
  • 606-666-5541

The library has a research room with a microfilm collection. This collection houses newspapers, Kentucky death records, Breathitt County court records, Breathitt County clerk order books, Breathitt County tax assessments, vital statistics and census records.

The library also provides access on their website to the Past Perfect Museum software.

Other interesting reading:

Hard Times and New Deal in Kentucky, 1929-1939


  • Breathitt Co Historical & Genealogical Society
  • Breathitt Co Public Library
  • 1024 College Ave, Jackson, KY 41339
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