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Welcome to The Campbell County (Kentucky) Historical and Genealogical Society

UPDATED 1/18/2015

Proud to be the Campbell County Kentucky site for the

American Local History Network.



June 27, 2015

The Historical Society is planning a great party at the Alexandria Fairgrounds.  Join us and help us celebrate our 25th Anniversary.  Lots of fum is being planned for the entire family. More information will be coming soon.

 Find loads of great genealogical information at Shirlene Jensen's Fantastic Campbell County Genweb Page.

Please note that the Historical Society Research Office now closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. 

The full hours are:

Historical Society Meetings now start at 7 P.M.  See the Schedule Below.

The public is always welcome at meetings and at our research office.  We hope to see you soon.

Support local history by purchasing one of our newest books.

Pieces of the Past

A collection of some of Jim's best articles originally published in the KY Post

Alexandria Picture Book

Still Available1 - The Alexandria Photo Book by The Campbell County Historical Society. 

Each book is on sale now for $20 in our office - $25 if ordered by mail.

About The Campbell County Historical Society

The Campbell County Historical and Genealogical society is a non-profit organization formed in 1990 and dedicated to preserve, protect and promote history and genealogy in Campbell County, Kentucky. We generally meet once a month with local members receiving a phone call about the topic and location before that month's meeting. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month and include a featured speaker on a topic of local interest. Visitors are always welcome!

We also maintain a research office on the second floor of the recently vacated historic Alexandria Courthouse. A few of our ongoing projects are: genealogy, cemetery research, Campbell County log cabin research, collection of information on Campbell County Veterans and the writing and reprinting of local history books.

All members receive our Newsletter "Campbell County History News" which contains information on local history and genealogy which may not be found anywhere else.

Readers are encouraged to submit genealogical queries to the newsletter as well as articles about Campbell County people, places or events.

If you find this page helpful please help us continue our non-profit mission by joining the Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society as a member for only $12 per year. All members receive our newsletter - Campbell County History News.


Take the virtual tour of the Historical Society .

The 1872-73 Bellevue City Directory is now online HERE !

The 1878-79 Bellevue City Directory is now online HERE !

Did you know you can search our site using Google Search?

Open a search window and search for Campbell by entering



Be sure to visit the Newletter Archives!

We are looking for volunteers to transcribe historical Campbell County information. If you have access to non copyrighted historical information (such as census records and tax lists) and can type and e-mail it to us then we would like to hear from you. Please advise which item you are interested in providing by e-mailing the Campbell County Historical Society at this link before starting so items are not duplicated.

See Hundreds of historic postcards From Campbell, Kenton and several other Northern Kentucky counties. This page also includes several 1800s maps.

Read and sign the Campbell County Guestbook. Please note that we do not have enough volunteers with time to answer queries posted to the guestbook. You may want to post queries on the GenConnect Campbell County Forum

The Historical Society is proud that our quarterly newsletter, Campbell Co History News, was awarded third place in the 1998 Family Tree Newsletter Contest. The certificate states "This publication has been judged to represent the finest achievement in journalism and communication." You can see some articles from the newsletter in our Archives section.

Suggestions for improvement are welcome and encouraged. Thanks for your support!

Would you like to join us?

Membership is $12 per calendar year. Please send your check to:
The Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society.
8352 East Main St.,
Alexandria KY, 41001
Research Office Scheduled Hours:
Tues. 10 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Thur. 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Sat. 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Phone (859) 635-6407
The office is manned by volunteers.
Please call to confirm we are open prior to visiting the Office.
Meetings are held the second Thursday of each Month at 7 P.M.

The Veterans Data Project

One of the most successful projects of the historical society has been the collection of information on Campbell County Veterans. With forms continuing to pour in, the project has already produced dozens of binders filled with data on veterans from every war. Many people have attached copies of important documents, pictures and other information relating to the veteran's service. Several other historical societies are considering duplicating the project in their area.

If you or your ancestor served in the military and also lived one or more years in Campbell County, we would like to add your information to our list of honored veterans. Please use the link below to access the Veterans form, print it out, and mail it to the address shown at the top of the form.

Thanks for your help!

Click here if you are looking for links to
great research sources both local and national.

Books Click here for a list of books available through the Historical Society

Meetings will start at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted

Please note that Historical Society meeting information is tentative and subject to change. Local members should receive a phone call before the meeting confirming the meeting topic, time and location.

Visitors and Guests are always welcome.

  • Thursday February 12, 2015 - We meet at the Wilder City Building for a Talk by Marvin Sullivan on History and Humor.  Join us at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday March 12, 20154 - Jim Benton will join us at the Wilder City Building at 7 p.m. to Discuss Mary Ingles and Big Bone Salt Lick. 
  • Thursday April 9, 2015 - Keith Daniel will discuss Camp Sunshine.  It starts at 7 p.m. at the Wilder City Building.
  • Thursday May 14, 2015 - Join us on a road trip to the 12 mile Baptist Church for a 7 p.m talk and tour. 
  • June 11, 2015 - Meeting Moved to Saturday June 27th.
  • June 27, 2015 - Join us at the Alexandria, Kentucky Fairgrounds for a free celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society.  Fun for the entire family and a special dinner for members of the Historical Society.  It all starts at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday July 9,  2015 - To Be Announced.  
  • Thursday August 13, 2015 - We will visit the James Taylor mansion and Russ Thomas will tell us all about James Taylor.  It all starts at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday September 10, 2015 - To Be Announced.
  • Thursday October 8, 2015 - To Be Announced.
  • Thursday November 12, 2015 - Join us to discuss German Ancestors.
  • Thursday December 10, 2015 - Join us for our annual holiday celebration.  

    Historical society meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. The meeting site will change depending on location availability and scheduled subject. Mark your calendar and join us to learn more about your local history.