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Land Records Contact

Physical Location:
Madison County Courthouse
1st Floor - Recordings Room
Richmond, KY 40475

Contact Numbers:
(Phone) 859-624-4703 Option 3
(Fax) 859-624-4954

Office Hours: M-F 8:00AM - 4:30PM


Genealogy Research


The Madison County Clerk's Office maintains records of interest, for many genealogists, dating back to the 1800s. For access to these records, please visit the Deed room at the Madison County Court House.


        • Marriage Records (1786-present)
        • Wills (1786-present)
        • Deeds (1786-present)
        • Plats (1800-present)
        • Fiscal Court Orders (1897-present)
        • Madison County Court Order Books (1786-present)
        • Allotment of DOWERS (Land) 1879-1922
        • Madison County Tavern Keepers (1852-1898)

Madison County was created on December 15, 1785, from Lincoln County while still a part of Virginia. It was the 6th County in Kentucky and named for Virginia statesman, James Madison, 4th President of the United States. George Adams’ house was the site of the first conducted county business on August 22, 1786, near the present town of Milford. Milford was the county seat until 1798, then it was moved to land owned by Colonel John Miller, and re-named RICHMOND after his birthplace of Richmond, VA. Daniel Boone was here from 1769 to 1775; General Green Clay was an early settler, whose son, Cassius Marcellus Clay, was ambassador to Russia during the Civil War. The western pioneer Christopher “Kit” Carson was from this county.


You may find the links below helpful in your genealogy research



2014 kbarger profilev2A native of Richmond, Kentucky, Clerk Kenny Barger graduated from Madison Central High School and also attended Eastern Kentucky University.  Prior to his election in 2010, Clerk Kenny Barger worked in his family’s business, Barger’s Towing and Recovery, and as Manager at Mikron Industries, Inc., both located in Richmond, Kentucky. 

Current Term: 2015 - 2018
First Elected: 2010



Our Locations:

Richmond Location:

101 W Main Street

Richmond, KY 40475

Berea Location:

304 Chestnut Street

Berea, KY 40403

Hours of Operation for All Locations:

Mon. to Fri. 8am to 4:30pm