Welcome to the Lewis County, KYGenWeb Project!


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2nd Street, Vanceburg, Lewis, KY

Hello, My name is Pauli Driver Smith, and I am the county coordinator for the Lewis County, KYGenWeb Project pages. I'm really excited to be to be a part of the KyGenWeb Project, and am looking forward to developing my site into a comprehensive place where we can all share our Lewis County, Kentucky genealogy, history, and personal histories.

I do not live in or near Lewis County, although until the 1960s, generations of my family lived out their lives in Lewis and Mason Counties in Kentucky, and Adams and Brown Counties across the river in Ohio. Because I do not live here, I cannot answer specific research questions. The best place to go for your questions and queries is the Lewis County message board. If you are on Facebook, there is a great genealogy research group for Lewis county. It is quite active and the people there are very helpful.

Lewis County is the forty-eighth county in order of formation, is located in northeastern Kentucky along the Ohio River. The County is bordered by Adams County, OH (north), Scioto County, OH (northeast), Greenup County (east), Carter County (southeast), Rowan County (south), Fleming County (southwest), Mason County (west). Cities, Towns and Communities include Concord, Vanceburg,Tollesboro, Cabin Creek, Garrison, Ribolt. Lewis County was formed from a portion of Mason County on December 2, 1806, and named in honor of explorer Meriwether Lewis. As of 2000, the population of Lewis County was 14,092. The county seat is Vanceburg. Vanceburg was founded in 1797 and named after Joseph Vance. It became the county seat in 1863.

For want of a better place, here is a really nice article on the 1913 County fair and Vanceburg contributed by Glen Haney zip File

History Family Records Public Records Queries Family Web Sites Useful Links
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  Lewis County Historical society
318 Market St.
P.O. Box 362
Vanceburg, KY 41179

Lewis County Clerk & Recorder
PO Box 129
Vanceburg, KY 41179-129
Phone: (606) 796-3062
Lewis County Public Library
422 2nd Street
Vanceburg, KY 41179-1094 
Phone: (606) 706-2952
  KYGenWeb State Coordinator:
Sherri Bradley
Asst. State Coordinators:
Jeff Kemp
Suzanne Shephard
Lewis County Coordinator:
Pauli Driver Smith

This site was updated on March 2, 2017

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