The Lewis County Historical Society In Lewis County Kentucky was founded in 1976.  The Lewis County Historical Society building is located in  downtown Vanceburg Ky., Across from Super Quick, behind Mike's Auto Parts.

   Annual (JANUARY 1 - December 31) Membership fees are $12.00.  If you or a friend, would like to become a member for one full year.  For anyone that needs to do any researching will have to pay a $3.00 Research fee if he/she is not a Member of the Historical Society.

  The purpose of this site is to accommodate anyone interested in the History of Lewis County or genealogical research.  In our building we have archived  large amounts of information of families and history of Lewis County and some surrounding counties. This page will include the names and costs of books for sale, from The Lewis County Historical Society.  Suggestions are always welcome!

Our hours of operation are Friday, and Saturday every week

11 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

The Historical Society is a non-profit organization.

It is run by all Volunteers.  Our way of giving back to the communities and preserving our history for future generations.  Without our great volunteer's we could not exist.  There have been many people since the organization was formed in 1976 who have had a hand in making it what it is today.  We thank all the past and present volunteers and members for your support!  We receive no federal funding thus all the money to keep the doors open is made by the hard work of our dedicated volunteers.  We earn this operational money through memberships, book sales, yard sales, making and selling quilts,donations and  whatever fund raisers we can do.  We would like to thank all of you for visiting our site and for your continued support through your yearly memberships , donations and purchasing items from the Lewis County Historical Society. You are making an investment in preserving our heritage.

  During the winter season The Lewis County Historical Society may be closed ANY or ALL days, due to bad weather.

Visitors during our Winter Fest 2014 George Plummer, Bill Tom Clark, Wanda Strong & Kyle Killen

Janey Clark and Christine Johnson faithful volunteers



Old Newspapers to add to the Lewis County Historical Society Collection.  Newspapers can be dropped off at the historical society, or can be mailed to:

        P.O Box 362 Vanceburg, KY 41179


Can you help Us??

We need help finding some more history!! If you are interested in helping us, please email us at

We're accepting any old photos, old stories, old newspaper clippings, or anything that you may think will help us. 

Please include your name, email address, and a breif description of the photo. Because we will show it on this site for others to see (With your permission).

 Any help will be greatly appreciated! 




Books for Sale



We now offer the book "Lewis County History"

by Regan on CD for $10.00 + $4.00 p & h

*We have a new book for Sale it contains uses for Salt Vinegar & Baking Soda     $10.00 + $4.00 p&h

Lewis County Kentucky Medical Pioneers             $30.00 + $6.00 p&h

Pioneer Dr. Charles N. Maddy and wife Mary (Their story is in the book)

CD of Mt Zion Cemetery Pictures of stones and names with information now available: 

*The society also has available a CD of Hackworth-Ginn Cemetery  (at Heselton) with documentation and photos of stones.

each $10.00+$4.00 p&h

           (These Cd's made Available through the hard work of Carolyn and David Hilliard )                             

2012 veterans memorial calendar coming soon


Evans Cemetery Photo Collection - This book is of Evans Cemetery (Located on Town Branch Hill).  It has pictures of every tombstone in the cemetery.$20.00 + $6.00 p&h

(This Book of photos made available through the hard work of Billy Bond)

Cook Books-  $10.00 Each + $4.00p&h

What's Cooking in Lewis County, Kentucky With a dab of History on The Side

Lewis County, Kentucky Celebrating 200 Years       1806-2006

Cooking Up Some History

A Pinch Of This and a Dab Of That

State Cookie Book - - -> $5.00 + $4.00 p&h

A view of Vanceburg from top of the Woodlawn Cemetery

Lewis County Cemetery Books

     $12.00 Each + $4.00 p&h         

 This is a collection of books of cemeteries in Lewis County,Kentucky. There are a total of twenty-five (25) books in this collection. Each cemetery book includes the name of the cemetery, deceased information (name, birth date, and death date (if information are viewable from tombstones/headstones). Below is included what cemeteries are covered in each book.


Book One:

Includes the Following cemeteries

Free Firebrick Cemetery, W.M. Bentley Heirs Cemetery, Thompson Cemetery, Ford Cemetery, Unknown Cemetery (maybe Smith Cemetery), Greene Cemetery, Black-Steele-Bruce Cemetery, Wright Family Plot, Steele Cemetery, Mars Hill Cemetery, Davis or Carver Cemetery, Unknown (Yeager) Cemetery, Bagby Cemetery and Bivens Cemetery


Book Two:

Includes the Following cemeteries

Sunset Cemetery, Quincy Cemetery (Beside Jack Lowder house), Morse Cemetery, Berry Cemetery, and Quincy Methodist Cemetery


Book Three:

Includes the Following cemeteries

Zornes Cemetery, Harr-Johnson Cemetery, Veach Family Cemetery, Wright Family Cemetery, Howland Cemetery, Truitt-Woodworth Cemetery, Bassett Cemetery, Soldier Cemetery, Jamison Cemetery, Granny Thomas Cemetery, Greenbriar-Garland Cemetery, Skidmore Family Cemetery, Mayfield Cemetery, Hook Farm Cemetery, Logan-Smith Cemetery (Greenup, County), Horsley Cemetery (Greenup, County, and Bruce Cemetery


Book Four:

Includes the Following cemeteries

Spy Run Cemetery, Skidmore (Greenbriar) Cemetery, Hubbard Cemetery, Witten Cemetery, Skidmore (Christy) Cemetery, McGinnis-McDowell Cemetery, Newberry Cemetery, Sullivan Cemetery, Cooper-Willis Cemetery, Clure Cemetery, Maddy-Lewis Cemetery, Old Tannery Church Cemetery, Jordan Cemetery, Zornes-Carver Cemetery, Howard Cemetery, and Hannibal Cemetery


 Book Five:

Includes the Following cemeteries

Richardson Cemetery, Kelly Cemetery, Stafford Hill Cemetery, Horsley or McCally Cemetery, Armstrong Cemetery, Liles Cemetery, Stone Cemetery, Blankenship Cemetery, and Hamilton or Valley-view Cemetery


Book Six:

Includes the Following cemeteries

BlackOak Cemetery


Book Seven:

Includes the Following cemeteries

Evans Cemetery, Abbot Cemetery, Silvey Cemetery, Rhoden Cemetery, and Clarksburg Cemetery


Book Eight:

Includes the Following cemeteries

Woodland or Woodlawn Cemetery


Book Nine:

Includes the Following cemeteries

Stallcup Cemetery, Flinders Cemetery, Allis Cemetery, Bivens Cemetery, Fairmont Cemetery, Kissick Cemetery, Doyle Cemetery, Gilbert Cemetery, Muses Cemetery, Carrs Methodist Cemetery, Bedinger Cemetery, Corns Cemetery, Stevenson Cemetery, Moore Family Cemetery (graveyard), McClurg Cemetery, Vance-Ruark Cemetery, Pine Grove Cemetery, Shelton-Himes Cemetery, Collins Cemetery, Lane-Lang Cemetery, Meyers Cemetery, Hendrickson Cemetery, Ellis Cemetery, Wilson Cemetery, and Nash Cemetery


Book Ten:

Includes the Following cemeteries

Cedar Grove Cemetery, Conley Cemetery (On Holly Creek), William Hardy Family Cemetery, McEldowney Cemetery, Esham Cemetery, Crawford Cemetery, Sargent Branch Cemetery, Meadows Cemetery, Stidham Cemetery, and Aldridge Cemetery


Book Eleven:

Includes the Following cemeteries

Mt. Zion Cemetery, Ackley or Mineer Cemetery, Indian Creek Cemetery, Gulley Cemetery, Stamm Cemetery, Thomas Perry McCleese Cemetery, Crawford Cemetery, Kinder or Brown Cemetery, Rose Cemetery, Stamper Cemetery, Oak Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Donaldson Grove Cemetery, County Cemetery, Smith-Burton Cemetery, and Holland Cemetery


Book Twelve:

Includes the Following cemeteries

Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Valley Cemetery, Mefford Farm Cemetery, Middleton Cemetery,Tancray Cemetery, McDaniel Cemetery, Riggs Cemetery, McCoy Cemetery, William-Esham Family Cemetery, Hackworth Cemetery, Toller Cemetery, Our Lady (or Lourdes) Cemetery, Kilfillin Cemetery, Million Cemetery, Jones Cemetery, Happy Hollow Cemetery, and Webster Cemetery


Book Thirteen:

Includes the Following Cemeteries

Teager Cemetery, Tollesboro Cemetery, Debell-Singleton Cemetery, Galilee Christian Church Cemetery, Carr Cemetery, Thropp Cemetery, Kelty Cemetery, Davis Cemetery, Hamrick Cemetery, Grigsby Cemetery, Pollitt Cemetery, Hinton Cemetery, Burtonville Cemetery, Gillespie Cemetery, Applegate Cemetery, Trussell Cemetery, Ruggles Cemetery, Plummer Cemetery, and Canaan Cemetery


Book Fourteen:

Includes the Following Cemeteries


Pell Cemetery, Pierce Cemetery, Vergne Cemetery, Arkanall Cemetery, Old Mawk Family Cemetery, Morgan Cemetery, Nolen Cemetery, and Laurel Point Cemetery


Book Fifteen:

Includes the Following Cemeteries

Hamilton Cemetery, Springer Cemetery, Everett Cemetery, Davis Cemetery, Hord Cemetery, Poole and Everett Cemetery, Unknown (near Trinity) Cemetery, Stamper Family Cemetery (near Route 59), Stamper (at Emerson) Cemetery , Sandy Springs Cemetery, Walnut Grove Cemetery, and Gilliam Cemetery


Book Sixteen:

Includes the Following Cemeteries

Ellis Cemetery, Shelton Cemetery, Gilbert Cemetery, Doyal Cemetery, Benjamin Bayliss Cemetery, Unkown Cemetery, Hampton Cemetery, Wilson-Nash Cemetery, Wilson Cemetery, Wilson-Morrison Cemetery, Wilson Family Cemetery, Hord-Dunaway Cemetery, Sullivan Cemetery, Tolle Cemetery, and Bethany Cemetery


Book Seventeen:

Includes the Following Cemeteries

Waring Cemetery, and Potter Cemetery


Book Eighteen:

Includes the Following Cemeteries

Lewis County Memory Gardens Cemetery


Book Nineteen:

Includes the following Cemeteries

Evans (old Evans) Cemetery - sometimes known as Slate Point Cemetery as well, Bethel Cemetery, Mt. Gilead Cemetery (located in Mason County, KY), and Pine Valley Cemetery


Book Twenty:

Includes the Following Cemeteries

Mt. Tabor Cemetery


Book Twenty One:

Includes the Following Cemeteries

East Fork Cemetery, and Fearisville Cemetery


Book Twenty Two:

Includes the Following Cemeteries

Concord Cemetery, Ebenezer Church Cemetery, Ebenezer Cemetery, and Salem Church Cemetery


Book Twenty Three:

Includes the Following Cemeteries

Dummitt Cemetery, Delphine Cemetery, Roy Werline Farm Cemetery (Sandhill),  Heath Cemetery, Bloomfield Cemetery, Lewis Cemetery (Scotts Branch), Mt. Carmel Cemetery, and Thomas Cemetery


Book Twenty Four:

Includes the Following Cemeteries

Collier Cemetery, Hillcrest Cemetery, Maysville Cemetery, and Olivet Cemetery


Book Twenty Five:

Includes the Following Cemeteries

Davis Cemetery (Ben and Lorraine Rice Farm), Hord Family Cemetery (located KY 1443 Eastern Mason County), Wilson Family Cemetery (located KY 1443 Eastern Mason County), Stubblefield Cemetery (located #546), Flat Fork Cemetery, Stander Cemetery, Bald Point Cemetery, Jordan Cemetery (Route 1068), Sunset Cemetery (Edward Cemetery), Wilson Family Cemetery (located in Quincy), and Horsley Cemetery (located at Tar Fork) 

CedarLeaf and Doyle Cemeteries- Includes pictures of tombstones from both cemeteries.

Members Decorated the County cemetery for the 2015 Memorial day




 Lewis co Historical society officers

Karen Killen-Vice president, Wanda Strong-President

Janey Clark-secretary/Treasurer, Betty Caseman-Volunteer

Lewis County Marriage Books  1806-1900

$25.00 Each + $5.00 p&h

This is a collection of books that give marriage information about married couples in Lewis County, Kentucky.  There are a total of three (3) books in this collection. 

Book One: 1806-1851    Book Two: 1852-1880                       Book Three: 1881-1900  


Lewis County Marriage Books 1900-1962

$10.00 Each + $4.00 p&h

This is a collection of books that give marriage information about married couples in Lewis County, Kentucky.  There are a total of eight (8) books in this collection.

Book One: A-B   Book Two: C-D     Book Three: E-G     Book Four: H-K          Book Five: L,P,Q,U,Y,Z          Book Six: R,V,W  Book Seven: M,O  Book Eight: S,T


Federal Census Books 

 $25.00 Each + $4.00 p&h

Census records throughout the years. This is a three (3) book collection.

1850 Census, 1860 Census, and 1870 Census


Federal Census Books

$10.00 Each + $4.00 p&h

Census Records Throughout the years. This is a Nine-Teen (19) Book Collection.

1880 Census: Four (4) Book Collection 

1900-1910 Census: Five (5) Book Collection

1920 Census: Five (5) Book Collection

1930 Census: Five (5) Book Collection


Civil War Stories

$10.00 Each + $4.00 p&h

This is a five (5) book collection.


Precinct #5 Hunnewell Furnace Greenup County, Kentucky July 1870 Census $10.00 + $6.00 p&h 

Precinct #6 Bellefonte Furnace Greenup County, Kentucky August 2, 1870 Census $10.00 + $6.00 p&h

Kentucky Vital Birth Records $30.00 + $6.00 p&h

Kentucky Vital Marriage Records $15.00 + $6.00p&h

Kentucky Vital Death Records $15.00 + $6.00p&h

Vanceburg, Kentucky 200 Years 1797-1997   $20.00+$4.00p&h

Vanceburg 1937 Flood Views $10.00 + $4.00 p&h

Old Remedies and Old Sayings $10.00 + $4.00 p&h

Stories Of and About Lewis County$20.00 + $4.00 p&h

History of Muses Chapel Church 1894-1994           $6.00 + $4.00 p&h

The Circuit Riders Legacy $25.00 + $6.00 p&h

Family History Stories $15.00 + $6.00 p&h

Canning Book $12.00 + $4.00 p&h 


Garrison Depot 1927

St. Charles Hotel destroyed along with several
other buildings 3-2-1926

                                 Vanceburg Depot Aug 1907

                                                  Cox Grocery 1893

                                 Garrison Bridge construction 1930-32

                           The old Lewis County High School

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