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Simpson County Kentucky Historical Society Page

My genealogy friends at the Simspon County Kentucky Historical Society can be reached at:

206 North College Street

Franklin, KY 42134

Phone: 502 586-4228

From a recent issue of JAILHOUSE JOURNAL, publication of the Society:

Simpson County Kentucky was formed in 1819 from Allen, Logan and Warren Counties.  A fire in 1882 destroyed most of the county records but the Circuit Court and other records which survived are on file at the Simpson county Archives - located in the old jail on South College Street. The Jail was built in 1879 and the jailer's residence which is connected by a covered hallway was built ca 1835. The Society is in the process of restoring this historic property which will serve as the County museum.

The Archives & Museum are open Monday thru Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturdays by appointment and is staffed by volunteers.  Many records of historical and/or genealogical value can be researched during these hours.  The Archives & Musem are closed on all legal holidays.

Telephone and mail  research requests are welcomed  (at the above mailing address, please) with a SASE and a $5.00 research fee.  Photocopies are available for 25 cents each and microfilm copies are 60 cents each.

The Archives & Museum are managed by the Society with the cooperation of the Simpson County Fiscal Court and Simpson County Tourism Commission.

You do not have to be a member of the Historical Society to use the facility, however, Society members receive a quarterly newsletter, the JAILHOUSE JOURNAL.  Membership fee is $10.00 for individuals or $15.00 for family.  You are invited to contact the Society about Friends of the Archives & Museum membership at the above mailing address (include SASE, please).  

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