Johnson County Resource Ky

Welcome to Johnson County Kentucky

Johnson County was the 97th county to be organized in the state. It was formed in 1843, out of parts of Floyd, Lawrence, and Morgan, and named in honor of Col. Richard M. Johnson. It is situated on the waters of Big Sandy river, in the extreme eastern portion of the state; and is bounded N by Lawrence, E by Martin, S by Floyd and Magoffin, and W by Magoffin county. The surface of the county is hilly, interspersed with fertile valleys; the soil sandy, based upon sandstone. Exports - horses, cattle, hogs, lumber, and coal. Several mineral springs are found in the county. The south fork of Big Sandy is navigable for flat-boats and small steamboats, during several months in the year. 

Around our County

Have the need to know what is going on and the how's and where's of unraveling your family tree in Johnson County, then you have found the right place. Pull up a chair and enjoy.

Johnson County Court House         

P.O. Box 868 Paintsville, KY 


(606) 789-2550

Kentucky State Vital Records Office

275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621
(502) 564-4212


Johnson County Clerk
Court Street
Paintsville, KY 41240
(606) 789-2557

Johnson Co. genealogy links  Johnson County Historical Society Johnson County Library
Johnson Co. Cemeteries


Johnson County Conservation Office
Johnson County Records County Formation Maps Detailed Co. Maps County Formation Dates
Historical and Genealogical Societies

Area Historical Societies 

Paintsville, Johnson Co KY History


Bunning, Jim Republican KY USS McConnell, Mitch Republican-KY USS Rogers, Harold Republican-KY USC 05


Robert Stivers Republican Hubert Collins Democrat

TRAVEL and EVENTS IN JOHNSON COUNTY and surrounding areas

Johnson Co area Hotels Johnson County Highway Map Kentucky Tourism Renfro Valley Events REUNION 2002
Paintsville-Days Inn
512 South Mayo Trail
Paintsville, KY 41240

Area Attractions More info on the Johnson Co area Mountain Arts Center  
Ramada Inn  Paintsville
624 James TrimbleBlvd
Paintsville, KY   41240

Paintsville Lake        State Park Jenny Wiley Theater  and other area attractions, eating places and more!

 free copy of the
Great Kentucky Getaway Guide and a Highway Map,
call 1-800-225-TRIP (8747),
or e-mail
[email protected]

Along US 23    Kentucky Counties of
Boyd, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Lawrence, Letcher and Pike
Gambill Mansion, Blaine, Lawrence Co

Hatfield and McCoy Reunion

Samuel May House US 127 Outdoor Sale Kentucky State Fair




Johnson Co Kentucky

A Place to find your family

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