The Johnson Co Historical Society KY

The Johnson Co Historical Society

Established 1983


Walter Preston     President

Johnnie H Lemaster  Vice President

Burnette Music     Treasurer





Dues are $15.00 per year payable in January. Meetings are held Quarterly. Please visit the JCHS . The site is well maintained and contains information not on other sites.

The Johnson County Cemetery Project indeed has to be one of the biggest undertakings from any county within Kentucky. Cemeteries are documented with names and dates of those buried and pictures of headstones are online along with some obituaries. Check the complete listing of Johnson County Cemeteries that are online at this time. Vol 2 and 3 of the cemetery listings in hard copy are available now. Be sure to get your must have copies before they are out of print! You can print off the order form now at JCHS Books!

If you have a loved one in one of the Johnson County cemeteries please check the online resources and verify the information. If you have an obit, picture, memorial card or additional information you can send it to Darrell Music for inclusion to the site. Please help this site one of the most informative for genealogy research! Contribute today.

The Highland Echo is the quarterly publication that is put out by the JCHS. The Highland Echo is Free to members. Back issues when available can be purchased thru the Historical Society. Information regarding these can be obtained at the Johnson County Historical Society Book List.

Materials for the quarterly are always needed, Please send typed material to

Johnson County Historical Society, 444 Main Street, Paintsville, Ky 41240

See also the Lawrence County Historical Society