The 103rd Ky county in order of formation, it came from parts of Daviess, Muhlenberg
& Ohio Cos. The county was formed 28 Jan 1854 and named for Alney McLean
who was a veteran of the War of 1812 and a state representative. In 1784, Solomon
and Henry Rhoads built a fort at Rhoadsville, the town which became known as
Fort Vienna and then Calhoun - named for circuit judge and Congressman,
John Calhoun . It was the boyhood home of Senator John Rowan builder of the
house of " My Old Kentucky Home" fame. The County Clerk has birth &
death records from 1911 to 1949; marriage, divorce, probate and civil court
records, also deeds from 1854. Genealogy Researchers please note there was
a courthouse fire in 1908, however most records were saved in a fire
( Information from Sandi Gorin )
Additional county information and political information is located
at The Political
Online Biographies from the KY BIOGRAPHY PROJECT
This quilt created by a local Quilting
Club is on display in the Courthouse
The former McLean County Jail, now the Chamber of Commerce
Did your ancestor "drop by" here for awhile?
The Rough River flows into the Green at Livermore,
KY. The point is part of
Ohio County, while both ends of the bridge are are located in McLean.
According to the historical marker here, this is the only bridge in
the world that crosses over two rivers and another county, but has
both ends in the same county.