|Laurel County Kentucky Historical and Genealogical Society
Purpose of the Society
The Laurel County Kentucky Historical Society's purpose is to collect and maintain as many
records and as much information about Laurel County's history and people as possible and to
make this collection available to Laurel Countians and visitors who seek it. We specialize in
genealogical research. Our library contains many volumes of reference materials, family histories,
old photos and newspapers, as well as records on microfilm, microfiche, and CD-Rom. The
Society also has many donated artifacts, some on display and some in storage while we prepare
our museum for the public.
The Society continues to transcribe and publish census, marriage, cemetery and old newspaper
records of Laurel County, along with its quarterly newsletter, Branches of Laurel.
President - Doris Grant
Vice President - Shirley McCowan
Secretary - Renee Beets
Treasurer - Cordell Huff
Directors - Joann Roberts, Anglee Smith,
Hours and Location
The library is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.until 3:00 p.m.
Before driving a long distance or making a special trip we advise you to call and
confirm that we are open. To check if we are open, call 606-864-0607
We will open on other days by appointment if a staff member is available. Please
call our office at 606-864-0607 to schedule an appointment. You may leave a
message and we will get back with you. Please call in advance allowing enough
time for us to return your call and schedule a visit. You may also e-mail us at
We are closed holidays. We will be closed Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day,
July 4th for Independence Day and September 3rd for Labor Day.
We also close if weather conditions make it unsafe to be on the roads. Please
check to see if we are open before coming in the winter months.
Our library is located at 310 West 3rd Street in downtown London at the building
which formerly housed the Laurel County Health Department. Parking is in the front
facing 3rd Street and at the rear facing 2nd Street. Handicapped access is available
from the rear parking lot. When using that entrance please ring the bell for
Laurel County Historical Society