HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Society meets on the 4th Monday of each Month except December, at the Spencer County Public Library.

Backtrails, a magazine of local and family history, is issued four times a year.

Membership (fees are annual, unless otherwise noted):

Individual - $12.00/annually
Families - $15.00
Students - $5.00
Business/Institutional - $20.00
Lifetime membership - $100.00 (one-time fee)


Publications on Spencer County

Presented by the Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society

The History of Spencer County, Kentucky, By Mary Frances Brown, Hardcover, 299 pages plus index.  $50.00 plus $3.00 Shipping.  Contact Phoebe Brown, 1034 Mill Road, Taylorsville, KY 40071, or through the Spencer County Public Library, 168 Taylorsville Road, Taylorsville, KY 40071.

Beyond The Double Night. By Ken D. Thompson, Hardcover 114 pages.  Life of James Morrison Heady, blind and deaf author, philosopher, poet, designer and inventor from Spencer County.  $15.00 plus $2.00 shipping.  Offered by the Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 266, Taylorsville, KY 40071.

Order Book `A’, Spencer County, Kentucky.  An abstract of the actions and orders of the County Court in the years 1824-1828, after being formed as a county.  Spiral bound, 143 pages including index.  Price $21.00 plus $2.00 Shipping.  Offered by the Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 266, Taylorsville, KY 40071.

1830 Census, Spencer County, Kentucky.  Compiled from microfilm by Betty Rolwing Darnell, soft cover, stapled, 33 pages plus index.  Price $7.00 plus shipping.  Offered by Betty Rolwing Darnell, 171 Anna Lee Drive, Taylorsville, KY 40071

1840 Census, Spencer County, Kentucky.  Compiled from microfilm by Betty Rolwing Darnell, soft cover, stapled, 27 pages plus index.  Price $6.00 plus shipping.  Offered by Betty Rolwing Darnell, 171 Anna Lee Drive, Taylorsville, KY 40071

1850 Census, Spencer County, Kentucky.  Compiled from microfilm by Betty Rolwing Darnell, soft cover, stapled and taped binding, 57 pages plus index.  Price $11.50 plus shipping.  Offered by Betty Rolwing Darnell, 171 Anna Lee Drive, Taylorsville, KY 40071

1860 Census, Spencer County, Kentucky.  Compiled from microfilm by Mary L Sabetti.  Spiral bound, 78 pages plus index.  Price $16.00 plus shipping.  Offered by Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 266, Taylorsville, KY 40071

1870 Census, Spencer County, Kentucky, Compiled from microfilm by the Society.  Spiral bound, 322 pages plus Index.  Price $30.00 plus $3.00 Shipping.  Offered by Spencer County Historical and Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 266, Taylorsville, KY 40071

Spencer County Marriages, 1824-1852.  Marriages and Certificates filed by ministers/Justices-of-the-Peace.  Fully indexed, 64 pages, stapled and taped.  Price $12.00 plus $2.00 Shipping.  Offered by John Lilly, 10900 Blacksmith Road, Louisville, KY 40291.

Spencer County Marriages, 1852-1891.  Marriages and Certificates filed by ministers/Justices-of-the-Peace.  Fully indexed, 129 pages, stapled and taped.  Price $12.00 plus $2.00 Shipping.  Offered by John Lilly, 10900 Blacksmith Road, Louisville, KY 40291.

Spencer County Marriages, 1892-1930.  Marriages and Certificates filed by Ministers/Justices-of-the-Peace.  Fully indexed, 184 pages, Stapled and Taped.  Price $12.00 plus $2.00 Shipping.  Offered by John Lilly, 10900 Blacksmith Road, Louisville, KY 40291.  (All three for $35.00, shipping Included)

Spencer County Marriages, 1931-1950, Marriages and Certificates filed by Ministers/Justices of the Peace. Fully indexed, 139 pages. dual stapled.  Price $14.00 plus $2.00 Shipping.  Offered by John Lilly, 10900 Blacksmith Road, Louisville, KY 40291.

Spencer County Negro Marriages, 1866-1914, Declaration of Marriages, Marriage Bonds and Marriage Certificates of Negro marriages.  Fully indexed 100 pages, Stapled and Taped.  Price $12.00 plus $2.00 Shipping. Offered by John Lilly, 10900 Blacksmith Road, Louisville, KY 40291.

Valley Cemetery, Taylorsville, Spencer County, KY.  Compiled by Rosetta Whitaker and Bettye Yates.  Alphabetized listings of burials in Valley Cemetery through 1993.  Spiral Bound, 114 pages.  Price Quoted on request.  Contact Rosetta Whitaker, 3919 Village Green Dr. Louisville, KY 40299.

Spencer County Kentucky Cemeteries, Then and Now.  Compiled by Edna Montgomery Burgin, a listing of all known burials and burial grounds in Spencer County, over 110 in total, excluding Valley Cemetery, in three volumes, each volume 90 plus pages plus index.  Soft Cover, stapled and tape binding.  Price $20.00 each volume.  Contact Edna Montgomery Burgin, 4019 Burrell Drive, Louisville, KY 40216.

The Kentucky Monitor 1895, and the Spencer Courier, 1913. Abstract of local news; with everyname index. Order at $10 + $2.50 for mailing.  From Betty R. Darnell, 171 Anna Lee Drive, Taylorsville, KY 40071.

Spencer Courier 1913. Abstract of local news: with everyname index.  Order at $10 + $2.50 for mailing.  From Betty R. Darnell, 171 Anna Lee Drive, Taylorsville, KY 40071.