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Breckinridge County was established by an act of the Kentucky General Assembly on December 9, 1799 from part of Hardin County. Breckinridge County was named for John Breckinridge (1760-1806), a Kentucky attorney general (1793-97) and legislator (1797-1801), who later served in the U.S. Senate (1801-1805) and as U.S. Attorney General (1805 until his death). On January 1, 1800, Breckinridge County became the 39th county. Later in 1824, part of Breckinridge County was used to form Meade County, and in 1829, Hancock County.

Population: 18,648 (2000); 16,312 (1990)


County seat: Hardinsburg, Kentucky Breckinridge County Historical Society and Museum
Breckinridge County ClerkCourthouse Square
Hardinsburg, KY 40143-0538
Phone: (502) 756-2246
FAX: (502) 756-5444
P.O. Box 498
Hardinsburg, Ky 40143-0498
The society museum is located on the public square, across the street from the courthouse, Hardinsburg, Ky.


Archives from Ky-USG

Breckinridge County GNIS Cemetery Listings onsite maps to GNIS listings- no records of cemeteries

Breckinridge County from ""

Breckinridge County Fiscal Court and the Lincoln Trail Area Development District.

Breckinridge County Historical Society

Churches in Breckinridge County

National Register of Historic Places

ObitCentral for Breckinridge County

Political GraveYard