Kentucky County Officials Information
The Kentucky Land Office is the repository for all records pertaining to Kentucky Land Patents. Subsequent land conveyances, after the Grant is issued, are filed on the local level with the County Clerk. Land transactions may be recorded with Deeds or Wills. Mineral leases are also recorded with the County Clerk's Office. Researchers are encouraged to access the "Quick Guide: County Formation Table" to determine when the county was formed and the names of mother counties. (Records are not usually copied for new counties being established.
For Escheated Land Sales, identification of Current Landowners, and Maps of Land Parcels, contact the Property Valuation Administrator's Office for the county you are researching.
For court cases regarding land title and/or mineral rights, contact the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk's Office for the area you are researching. Older cases may be available from the Research Library, Department for Libraries & Archives, Coffee Tree Road, Frankfort, KY 40601, or the Kentucky Supreme Court Law Library, Capitol Building, Frankfort, KY 40601.