The McLean County Courthouse (1908) is located in Calhoun

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 proof safe.
( Information from Sandi Gorin )


McLean County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 57
Calhoun, KY 42327-0057
Telephone: (270) 273-3082

Additional county information and political information is located at  The Political Graveyard
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 Building.
               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.

My Old McLean Home
Gregory Eck
Larryville, GA
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