P. O. Box 613, Columbia, KY 42728

Membership is $15 per year which includes its quarterly publication: The Adair County Review. Membership is open to anyone interested in the preservation of history in Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell, and Taylor counties in KY. Meetings are held the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY 42728.

The Adair County Genealogy Society is now Online! Please check out this wonderful resource at:

and now on Facebook!

Please Note: The Adair County Genealogy Society no longer has books by Michael Watson for sale. Please do not send checks or money orders for these volumes.

Kentucky Historical Society Online

Kentucky Historical Society Announces New Public Hours

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2010)-- In an effort to be more accessible
to the public, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will have new
hours of operation beginning March 1. KHS is adjusting its hours to
be open to the public on Thursday evenings and later in the day on
Fridays and Saturdays.

The new hours will affect the entire KHS history campus, which
includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old
State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum (KMHM) at the
Old State Arsenal. Both the Center for Kentucky History and the Old
State Capitol will follow the new schedule. The KMHM will only be
open for guided tours beginning March 1, as renovation work continues
on that historic building.

New hours of operation are:
    * 10 a.m. -- 4 p.m. Wednesdays
    * 10 a.m. -- 8 p.m. Thursdays
    * 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays

We want to make sure that KHS is open during hours that are
convenient for both visitors and researchers, said Kent Whitworth,
executive director. This change doesnt result in either an increase
or a decrease in the total number of public hours, but we hope that
this new schedule will be more convenient for the public.

Beginning March 1, KHS will be closed to the public on Sundays,
Mondays and Tuesdays. However, KHS will continue to accommodate
scheduled school group tours on Tuesdays and will also accommodate
rental requests throughout the week.


Please call the clerk's department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics before visiting or requesting information.

Adair County Clerk
424 Public Square #2, Columbia
Phone: (270) 384-2801

Fax: (270) 384-4805

The Adair County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1802 and Land Records from 1801.  

Court Clerk: Sheila Blair

Adair County Court Clerk Sheila Blair has announced that her office will have new hours beginning February 1, 2008. Clerk Blair issued the following statement: "Due to increasing costs of overtime, coupled with low revenue generated on Saturdays, and also because all government and insurance offices are closed on Saturdays, effective February 1, 2008, the office of the Adair County Court Clerk will no longer be open on Saturdays. Our new office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm CT."

Information printed in the Columbia Magazine, January 11, 2008

Adair County Circuit Court Clerk

500 Public Square, Suite 6
Columbia, Ky. 42728

Phone Number:

Email Address:
Contact Us

Adair County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Probate Records from 1804 and Court Records from 1802 and is responsible for maintaining the records of the circuit court. Divorces, civil litigation, criminal crimes, probate, wills , estates and various other functions.

Circuit Court Clerk: Dennis Loy

Adair County Public Library

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Books Available from the ACGS


New!  Guardian Bonds and Guardian Request by Carolyn Gupton and Lila Ford.  Cost is $34.95
Adair County, Ky. Marriages 1869-1879 by ACGS.  Cost is $34.50
(Cemetery Book prices have changed...)

New!  Cemetery Book 8 by ACGS is $18.90

Cemetery Book 1 is $8.00
Cemetery Books 2 - 7 are $15.00 each
Complete Set is $115.00
Adair County, KY. Pictorial History Book Vol 2 on sale for $30.00 (that is a savings of $7.50 right now)
Roots and Branches Vol 1 is $13.50

Roots and Branches  Vol 2 is $24.00

As on all book orders $4.00 per book shipping charge.

A More Complete List of Available Books can be found here.


 Court Clerk Addresses for the State of Kentucky


Kentucky Historical Society


The Janice Holt Giles & Henry Giles Society


The American History & Genealogy Project