Available at Simpson County Museum and Archives

Or by ordering from Simpson County Historical Society, 206 N. College, Franklin, KY 42134

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CDs Available for Purchase

Franklin and Simpson County Picture of Progress with Index and Reflections of 1976. CD created from out of print book of the history of Franklin and Simpson County from 1819-1975. Compiled by Mrs. James Beach, Sr. and James Henry Snider. Price $35

**Simpson County Kentucky 1819-1831 (May 19, 1882 - December 6, 1886 Deeds Recorded). CD created from out of print book compiled by Dorothy Steers. Price $25

**Simpson County Records, Vital Statistics (1850 Census and Tax List). CD created from out of print book compiled by Dorothy Steers. Price $25

**Both CDs compiled by Dorothy Steers can be purchased for $40

Books Available for Purchase

1900 Simpson County Census, by Michael Denning.  Indexed.  Price:  $26.50 SOLD OUT

1910 Simpson County Census, by Michael Denning.  Indexed.  Price:  $26.50

1920 Simpson County Census by Michael Denning. Indexed. Price $26.50

1930 Simpson County Census by Michael Denning. Indexed. Price $26.50

Franklin and Simpson County Reflections of 1976 and a Supplement to a Picture of Progress, by Beach and Snider. Events of the Bicentennial Year in Franklin and Simpson County. Price $15.90

Simpson County Kentucky Pre 16 May 1882 Deeds, Replaced. Compiled by Dorothy Steers in 1992. Abstracts of the deeds which were replaced after the 1882 burning of the Simpson County, Kentucky Courthouse. Price $26.50

Simpson County, Kentucky Marriages, 1882-1910, abstracted by Dorothy Donnell Steers for the benefit of the Simpson County Historical Society was published by the Society in May, 2003.  The format of these records has changed during the years.  In addition to names of brides and grooms and dates of marriage, the book includes the place of residence, age, number of marriage, and birthplacs of not only the brides and grooms but their parents, the occupation of he groom, the bondsman, and the names of witnesses and person performing the ceremony.  In some instances the place whee the ceremony took place is included.  Beginning in June 1901, the names of the parents of both bride and groom are included.  Beginning in 1904, the names of witnesses, surety on bond and minister were omitted in order to conserve space.  This book is interesting to those with Simpson County roots not only for the years 1882-1910 but for the preceding years which would have included the parents of the bridal parties.  There are also a good many marriages between persons living in areas other than Simpson County.  Price: $31.80


Simpson County Cemetery Book published by Simpson County Historical Society has been reprinted by popular demand.   Price: $42.40


Simpson County Kentucky Families Past and Present, 1819-1989. This book was compiled by the Simpson County Historical Society in 1989. It includes over 1200 family sketches, every name index, and historic sketches of businesses, civic organizations and churches. 543 pages, hard-bound book with gold emblem. Price: $47.70


Simpson County History - Kentucky Bicentennial Edition, 1792-1992. This softbound book is an informative overview of many aspects of Simpson County including county officials, lawyers, doctors, organizations, churches, education, etc. indexed, soft bound, 84 pages plus index. Price: $3 SOLD OUT


Simpson County, Kentucky Area Pre-1911 Obituaries. A compilation by Dorothy Donnell Steers of obituaries from the following sources: pre-1911 issues of the Franklin Favorite; issues of The Kentucky Baptist published in Franklin between 17 May 1866 and 22 June 1867; 1889 Methodist publication, The Christian World; scrapbooks at the Simpson County Archives; and private collections of obituaries from various sources. 195 pages, indexed, soft-bound. Price: $5.30


Maple Hill Cemetery. Sumner County, Tennessee. An indexed guide of graves by section including a short history of the cemetery.117 pages, soft-bound. Price $25 SOLD OUT


Heritage Cookbook A collection of traditional and favorite recipes compiled by the African-American Heritage Center, Inc. of Simpson County. Over 800 recipes representing the African-American culture of this area, complete with food terms and herb guide - indexed. 217 pages, soft-bound. Price $10


The Honest Miller of Simpson County by A. B. Broderson.  History of the Louis Broderson family. Winner of the 1993 Award of the Historical Confederation of Kentucky. Price $15.90


African American Heritage of Simpson County.  History of African American communities and people in Simpson County.  Price $25