Henry County Historical Society
EST. 1978
The Henry County Web, History, Henry County KY

P.O. Box 570
New Castle, KY. 40050
(502) 845-0999

For Appointments Call 502-845-0999.
We are located in the Caplinger House
219 South Main (a.k.a. Hwy. 421) in New Castle.

For Genealogy Research please email our
volunteer researcher Betty Ann Bowles

You may phone or email for
information or assistance.

We are in our "Winter Hours" until March 16th.
We suggest you schedule your visit by email or phone.

2015 Events

Our first scheduled member program is

Monday May 11, 2015
6:30 pm
Henry County Extension Office
Elizabeth “Libby” Howard

Learn how Libby Howard and her co-author Genevieve Baird Lacer came to create the outstanding book:
Collecting Kentucky 1790—1860

Collecting Kentucky 1790-1860 presents antebellum Kentucky artifacts from over fifty of today’s most inspired private and public collections.


“Winner of the
2014 Kentucky Historical
Society Publication Award”

Eddie Price presented a program about the Cane Ridge Revival for our final program of 2014.

Historic Images of Henry County

An outstanding Gift for any
Henry County History fan!


Packed with information and pictures you'll enjoy studying over and over!  Shop anytime!

OR buy at our History Center and Museum
and save the shipping!



  • The Henry County Historical Society is a qualifying 501 3(C) organization? 

  • Donations to the Historical Society may* be deductible on your income taxes.

(Membership fees and purchases are not "donations" and are not deductible.  But we do appreciate your membership dues and purchases.)

 Renew your membership TODAY or purchase from our Ye Olde History Shoppe."


Don't Miss our EVENTS PHOTOS, we add new pictures as often as we can!


"Henry County" written by Mae Elliston, Read by Dr. Norvell
First time heard in decades!

Interested in volunteering for "Voices for the Future", a new Oral/video histories project?
email Library/Museum Chair:

Attention Researchers:

The Henry County Historical Society has custodial care of marriage records in Henry County starting in 1800. (The earliest birth records for the state are 1852 and then only sporadically until 1911 when it became mandatory to record all births.)

The Board has voted and passed a new research fee schedule in order to maintain the organization, center and museum. Fees apply to research requests on-site, or by USPS mail, email, or phone; fees as listed:

Non-Members: $15 - Basic Charge includes a maximum of 5 copies
$1 each additional copy
25 copies maximum.
Members: Same fees as above but paid members receive a 50% discount.
(Apply for membership, here.)

Your request for information regarding marriages may be submitted to


Volunteerism helps the Historical Society fulfill it's mission.  Volunteer hours may be useful in acquiring grants for projects and improvements.  Volunteers meet many people and forge new friendships...and that's just for starters!  There are numerous volunteer opportunities, there's certain to be one just for you.

Volunteer, and be a part of History!


Watch for 2015 Programs and events.


Historical   Society   Schedule

Unless otherwise announced, all program meetings are held on the third Tuesday of April, June, September and October @ the Henry County Extension Office just outside of New Castle, at 6:30 p.m..  Board meetings are the first Tuesday of March, June, September and November in the Henry County History Center at 6:30 p.m., but check here; times and dates are subject to change!

(Potluck Dinner Programs: The Historical Society provides the meat dish, and beverage; attendees are asked to carry-in a side dish or dessert to share. You may choose to bring a recipe card too, we've discovered some new favorite recipes that way!  If you don't have a chance to make something ahead, a store bought is acceptable too.)

We recommend you also subscribe to the opt-in news announcements, here.


Mission Statement

The Henry County Historical Society will create, maintain, and manage for the benefit "of all people," who are interested in history and genealogy of Henry County:

  • A physical presence

  • An organizational structure

  • A strong financial base

  • A staff and volunteers

  • A library of documents, books and files of historic interest

  • A collection of items with Henry County connections

  • Exhibits of historic interest

  • Educational programs, Activities and special events and

  • A publication program.

Did you know that oil test holes were drilled in Henry County? Caution Gentlemen, or you may be fined for whipping your wife!
Eminence had an Ice Factory and the Western Military Institute had a "double barreled" shooting accident!

and learn more...


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