County History

          Carlisle County, created entirely from Ballard County on May 3, 1886, lies in the Jackson Purchase region of far western Kentucky. Bounded by Ballard, Graves, and Hickman counties, and by the Mississippi River to the west, it was originally part of Chickasaw tribal lands acquired by Isaac Shelby and Andrew Jackson in 1818. The land was part of Hickman County from 1821 to 1842, when it was included in the creation of Ballard County. The county was named for John G. CARLISLE, a statesman who served at many levels of government. The county seat is BARDWELL, incorporated in 1879. 
Sources: Kentucky Atlas and Gazateer and Kentucky Historical Society.


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This site created October 7, 2007
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The Ballard-Carlisle Historical-Genealogical Society meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Ballard-Carlisle-Livingston Public Library at 134 North 4th Street.  Dues are $10.00 per year. "The Roots Digger," the Society's newsletter is published twice a year. The Society has many publications for sale and also maintains an historical/genealogical collection at the Ballard-Carlisle-Livingston Library.

What's New?

  1939 Grade School near Old McGee Spring Road 05/18/14
  James Leonard Cherry family 05/01/14
  1930's Druggist Log (complete) 09/21/13
  More Masons of Carlisle County  06/09/13
  Thomas Austin & Ella Beatrice Vallandingham children ca 1940 photo 05/17/13
  Terry / Fisher added to Surname Registry 03/24/13
  Featherton added to Surname Registry  02/17/13
  32 Shilo Baptist Ch. Cemetery photos at West KY Genealogy Facebook page 11/30/12
  Emaus Cemetery photos 11/11/12
  Barney Pickett d. 1918 obit needed 03/04/12
  Carlisle History Book printed in 1976 by the CARLISLE COUNTY NEWS is back in print now through the Ballard-Carlisle Genealogical Society, Box 279, Wickliffe, KY 42987.  The price is $35.00 plus $2.50 s&h
  Lydia Beard & Thomas Dowdy brickwall 09/28/11
  Carlisle County Probate Records 08/28/11
  Joseph Allen & Elvira Shelton 07/31/11
  Rudd School Class Photo 1913 06/16/11
  Unknown Photo Identified as Brent family. 11/17/10
  James Harvey Gill Brick Wall 08/21/10
   Fans of Carlisle Co site on Facebook  05/07/10
   Photos of Some Carlisle Co. Cemeteries  04/17/10
   Visiting Carlisle County 04/14/10
   Pugh School 1909 photo and more 03/13/10
   Beard, Dowdy, Taylor, Harris, Greer,  Morgan, Cox, Roper  02/25/10
   911 Mural in Bardwell 11/13/09
   Ballard-Carlisle County Historical-Genealogical Society new
    website at http://www.ballard-carlisle-ky-genealogy.com/ 
     07/29/09
   Coil and Bone Site, Email Group & DNA Project Websites 06/16/09
   Allen Sams & Minnie E. Wright, Brick Wall 05/05/09
   Lookups by Ballard-Carlisle Historical-Genealogical Society  03/20/09
   Delayed Birth Certificate Index  (01/23/09)
   William Joseph Edrington family LookUps  (01/17/09)
   Bardwell Hi School Class Playbill 1933 or 1934 (01/16/09)
   Completed Names Extraction of  Deed Bk 1 (01/16/2009)
   Bardwell Furniture & Undertaker stationery photo 01/07/09

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