About Meade County 

Doe Run
Doe Run Valley (Picture courtesy of Leah Perna, © 2000)

 Meade County was formed in 1824. It is located in the northern region of the state on the Ohio River. The elevation in the county ranges from 383 to 1000 feet above sea level. In 2000, the population was 26,349 in a land area of 324 square miles, an average of 81 people per square mile.  Brandenburg, Ky has been the seat of Meade County since 1825 and is located on the Ohio River. It was established in the early nineteenth century around the tavern and ferry of Solomon Brandenburg. The Brandenburg post office opened in 1826. The county is named for James Meade, honored after the Battle of River Raisin. In 1974 the town was near totally destroyed by a tornado.  The county population in 1990 was 24,170.



Hi folks! I am the new county coordinator. I began my role as the CC on April 3rd, 2022. Please forgive the dust.
If you discover a broken link let me know what page you found it on and I will work on updating or removing it if I can no longer locate the referenced site.
If you have something to submit be sure to send me an e-mail or add them at the county archives for permanent storage. Thanks!
UPDATES: I am working on fixing broken links, adding new data, and making sure that outside links open in a new window so you can stay on our site and not lose your place.
Let me know if you have anything to donate (no gedcoms or family group sheets), or have any ideas for new pages.

~Tina Hall
Your county coordinator

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Counties adjoining Meade Co.    

Breckinridge - Formed in 1800 from Hardin County

Bullitt - Formed in 1797 from Jefferson and Nelson Counties

Hardin - Formed 1793 from Nelson County



"Meade County Courthouse"
Judy Jordan, Court Clerk
(270) 422-2152 
516 Fairway Drive
Brandenburg, KY 40108


Official Meade County Web Site
government, business and
tourism resource links.

Meade County Public Library
400 Library Place
Brandenburg, KY  40108-1045
(270) 422-2094

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