Saturday, February 25, 2012

Livingston County Historical and Genealogical Society

Since its creation in 1984, the Livingston County, Kentucky Historical and Genealogical Society has been maintaining and preserving county records. The society maintains a library and meeting rooms in a log cabin dating from the mid-1800s at 117 State Street in Smithland, the county seat. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 9:30 am. Dues are $10 per year or $100 for a lifetime membership. All members receive a quarterly newsletter.

Current officers are:
Judy Wasko - President
Barbra Riley - Vice President
Mary Lou Smith - Secretary/Corresponding Secretary
James Edmonds - Treasurer

The past couple of years have been busy ones for the society. A Preservation Committee was formed as part of the society. The function of this committee is to host programs and hold fund raisers in order to preserve historic properties. In keeping with this goal, the society sponsored the successful nomination of the old Livingston County courthouse (built 1845) to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. In addition, the society is helping prepare old court bundles from the county clerk's office for scanning. The society has also published two county history books.

To contact the society, email or write PO Box 138, Smithland, Kentucky 42081. The phone number is 270-928-4656.

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