Welcome to Campbell
My name is Shirlene Jensen
and I am
the host of the Campbell County KYGenWeb
site. Our co-host
Herman "Buck" Seibert, is a Campbell County
native and long time researcher.
Buck has contributed many items to this
site over the years and has been actively researching and preserving data from
our old cemeteries. Feel
free to contact him if you need information. Many may know that the roots web
site has been down for several months now. We moved this site to the US GenWeb
site so that all may still access information for free.
We are proud to be participants in the USGenWeb and KYGenWeb projects. A great group of volunteers who are working together to provide a way for you to trace your ancestors. The Kentucky State Coordinator is Sherri Bradley. If you wish to volunteer please contact her.
Information on this site comes from research done by several Campbell County Historians. To learn more about these valuable researchers, please see our Special Tribute Page.
Cities and Towns
Deeds and Court Records
Land Grants & Surveys
Oral History and Veterans Project
Physicians and Early Medicine
Pieces of the Past
Postcards from the Past
Steamboats and Ferries
Who's Who in Campbell Co
This Website has also posted information on the Unbound Libraries site at:
FYI: Free Find does not always soundex, so you may have to try different spellings of your family name. And because Free Find is free, it does not index all the pages.
& Genealogical Society is at
8352 East Main
Alexandria and is open
Be sure to visit their Archives, it is filled with great information! While there, please consider becoming a member. For only $12.00 per year you will receive a newsletter filled with information. You will also be able to contact other members and share research.
Campbell County was founded December 17, 1794, two years after the creation of the Commonwealth of Kentucky becoming the state's 19th county. Campbell County was carved out of Scott, Harrison and Mason counties. The original county included all of present day Boone, Kenton, Pendleton, and most of Grant and Bracken counties. It is part of the Outer Bluegrass region and the elevation in the county ranges from 455 to 920 feet above sea level.
Campbell County is named in honor of John Campbell an Irish immigrant who was a soldier, explorer, statesman and one of the drafters of the first Kentucky Constitution. The first settler of the area was David Leitch from Scotland and his wife Keturah. Newport was founded by James Taylor from Virginia and named by his brother Hubbard after Christopher Newport, a famous (at least to them) sailing captain. Newport was named the county seat in 1796. In 1840 when Kenton County was carved from Campbell County, Alexandria was chosen as the geographic center of the new Campbell County. Since the greater amount of business was still done in Newport, the county determined to accept two county seats, Alexandria and Newport. Campbell and Kenton Counties are the only counties in the state that boast two seats of government.
In 2010 the county population was 90,336 in a land area of 151 square miles.
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This site was last updated 1 June 2018