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  • Adair County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  May 18, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Green County.
    Established:  11-Dec-1801
    County Seat:  Columbia, Kentucky

    County history - Adair County is named in honor of John Adair (January 9, 1757 - May 19, 1840), an American pioneer, soldier and statesman. He was the eighth Governor of Kentucky and represented the state in both the U.S. House and Senate.

    Adair Courthouse
    GHLL Adair County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Adair County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Adair County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Adair County Genealogical Society / Columbia, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Adair County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Adair County Genealogy & History
    8. Adair County Vital Records - Adair County Clerk, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY 42728-1451.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Taylor County (north), Casey County (northeast), Russell County (east),
             Cumberland County (south), Metcalfe County (southwest), Green County
             (northwest.

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  • Allen County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 9, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Barren and Warren Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1815
    County Seat:  Scottsville, Kentucky

    County history - Allen County is named in honor of John Allen (December 30, 1771  January 22, 1813), a United States politician and army officer who was killed in the War of 1812. Allen was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia, and moved with his father to Kentucky in 1779[2]. He went to school in Bardstown, Kentucky and studied law in Staunton, Virginia. He then returned to Kentucky to law practice in Shelbyville. He was elected to the Kentucky Senate in 1807, and served until his death.

    Allen Courthouse
    GHLL Allen County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Allen County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Allen County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Allen County Historical Society / Scottsville, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Allen County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Allen County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Allen County Clerk, P.O. Box 336, Scottsville, KY 42164-0036.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Warren County (northwest), Barren County (northeast), Monroe County
             (east), Macon County, Tennessee (southeast), Sumner County, Tennessee
             (southwest), Simpson County (west).

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    Census Information:
        1820 Census (G) - Federal Census, Allen County (Text: 1 page, with links to microfilmed pages).
        1850 Census (T) - Federal Census, Allen County, town of Scottsville (Text: 2 pages).

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  • Ballard County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 30, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Hickman and McCracken Counties.
    Established:  15-Feb-1842
    County Seat:  Wickliffe, Kentucky

    County history - Ballard County is named in honor of Bland Ballard (October 16, 1761 - September 5, 1853) was a soldier and statesman from Kentucky, who fought in the Battle of Fallen Timbers and Battle of River Raisin.

    Ballard Courthouse
    GHLL Ballard County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Ballard County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Ballard County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Ballard and Carlisle County Historical and Genealogical Society / Wickliffe, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Ballard County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Ballard County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Ballard County Clerk, P.O. Box 145, Wickliffe, KY 42087-0145.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Pulaski County, Illinois (north across the Ohio River), McCracken County
             (east), Carlisle County (south), Mississippi County, Missouri (southwest
             across the Mississippi River), Alexander County, Illinois (west across the
             Ohio River).

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  • Barren County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  May 18, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Green and Warren Counties, 1798.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1799
    County Seat:  Glasgow, Kentucky

    County history - Barren County is named for The Barrens, a region of grassland in Kentucky

    Barren Courthouse
    1. Barren County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Barren County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Barren County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Barren County - US/KYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Barren County - US/KYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Barren County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Barren County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Barren County Vital Records - Barren County Clerk, 117-1A North Public Square, Suite 1A, Glasgow, KY 42141.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (South Central Kentucky Historical and Genealogical Society / Glasgow, KY)

      Census Information:
    10. 1850 Census (T) - Federal Census, Barren County, District 2 (Text: 13 pages).
    11. 1910 Census (T) - Federal Census, Barren County, ED-15 (Text: 7 pages).


  • Bath County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 31, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Montgomery County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1811
    County Seat:  Owingsville, Kentucky

    County history - Bath County is named in recognician of the Medicinal Springs located within the county.

    Bath Courthouse
    GHLL Bath County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Bath County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Bath County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Bath County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Bath County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Bath County Clerk, P.O. Box 609, Owingsville, KY 40360-0609.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Fleming County (north), Rowan County (east), Menifee County (southeast),
             Montgomery County (southwest), Bourbon County (west), Nicholas County
             (northwest).

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  • Boone County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 7, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Campbell County on 13-Dec-1798.
    Established:  xx-Jan-1799
    County Seat:  Burlington, Kentucky

    County history - Boone County is named in honor of frontiersman, Daniel Boone.

    Boone Courthouse
    GHLL Boone County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Boone County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Boone County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Boone County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Boone County Historical Society / Florence, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Boone County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Boone County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Boone County (Local Records)  |  Burlington, KY (County Seat Records).
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hamilton County, Ohio (north, across the Ohio River), Kenton County
             (east), Grant County (south), Gallatin County (southwest), Switzerland
                County, Indiana
    (west, across the Ohio River), Ohio County, Indiana (west,
             across the Ohio River)
    , Dearborn County, Indiana (northwest, across the
             Ohio River).
               Note:   County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.


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    Census Information Boone County):
  • 1810 Census
  • 1820 Census
  • 1850 Census

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  • Bourbon County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 23, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Fayette County on 17-Oct-1785.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1786
    County Seat:  Paris, Kentucky

    County history - Bourbon County is best known as the birthplace of bourbon whiskey, named accordingly for that fact.

    Bourbon Courthouse
    1. Bourbon County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Bourbon County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Bourbon County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Bourbon County Genealogical Society / Paris, KY)
    4. Bourbon County - US/KYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Bourbon County - US/KYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Bourbon County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Bourbon County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Bourbon County Vital Records - Bourbon County Clerk, P.O. Box 312, Paris, KY 40361-0312.


  • Boyd County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 17, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Carter, Lawrence and Greenup Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1860
    County Seat:  Catlettsburg, Kentucky

    County history - Boyd County is named in honor of John Boyle (October 28, 1774 - February 28, 1835 or January 28, 1834), who was a United States federal judge and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives..

    Boyd Courthouse
    GHLL Boyd County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Boyd County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Boyd County Library, Minnie Winder Genealogy & Local History Room / Ashland, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Boyd County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Boyd County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Boyd County Clerk, 2800 Louisa Street, Catlettsburg, KY 41129-1116.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Greenup County (northwest), Lawrence County, Ohio (northeast: across
             the Ohio River), Wayne County, West Virginia (east), Lawrence County
             (south), Carter County (west).

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  • Breathitt County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 1, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Clay, Estill and Perry Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1839
    County Seat:  Jackson, Kentucky

    County history - Breathitt County is named in honor of John Breathitt (September 9, 1786  February 21, 1834) was the 11th Governor of Kentucky. He was the first Democrat to hold this office and was the second Kentucky governor to die in office. Shortly after his death, Breathitt County, Kentucky was created and named in his honor.

    Breathitt Courthouse
    GHLL Breathitt County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Breathitt County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Breathitt County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Breathitt County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Breathitt County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Breathitt County Clerk, 1127 Main Street, Jackson, KY 41339-1194.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Wolfe County (northwest), Magoffin County (northeast), Knott County
             (east), Perry County (southeast), Owsley County (southwest), Lee County
             (west).

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    Census Information:
        1860 Census (T) - Federal Census, Breathitt County (Partial) (Text: 7 pages / 1 partial page).

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  • Breckinridge County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 2, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Hardin County, 09-Dec-1799.
    Established:  01-Jan-1800
    County Seat:  Hardinsburg, Kentucky

    County history - Breckinridge County is named in honor of John Breckinridge (December 2, 1760 - December 14, 1806) was a United States Senator and Attorney General. He was the progenitor of the Breckinridge political family.

    Breckinridge Courthouse
    GHLL Breckinridge County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Breckinridge County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Breckinridge County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Breckinridge County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 498
          Hardinsburg, KY 40143-0498

    5. US/KYGenWeb site - Breckinridge County Archives
    6. US/KYGenWeb - Breckinridge County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Breckinridge County Clerk, Courthouse Square, Hardinsburg, KY 40143-0538.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Perry County, Indiana (northwest - across the Ohio River), Meade County
             (northeast), Hardin County (east), Grayson County (south), Ohio County
             (southwest), Hancock County (west).

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    Census Information:
        1810 Census (T) - Federal Census, Breckinridge County (Text: 1 page).

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  • Bullitt County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Jefferson and Nelson Counties.
    Established:  13-Dec-1793
    County Seat:  Shepherdsville, Kentucky

    County history - Bullitt County is named in honor of Alexander Scott Bullitt (1761 - April 13, 1816) who was an American pioneer and statesman, (Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1800 04)), and who was an early settler in Kentucky. He was a political leader in the early days of Kentucky statehood.

    Bullitt Courthouse
    GHLL Bullitt County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Bullitt County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Bullitt County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bullitt County Genealogical Society & History Museum / Shepherdsville, KY)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bullitt County Historical Society (Facebook page) / Shepherdsville, KY)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bullitt County History Museum / Shepherdsville, KY)
    8. US/KYGenWeb site - Bullitt County Archives
    9. US/KYGenWeb - Bullitt County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Bullitt County Clerk, 149 N. Walnut Street, Shepherdsville, KY 40165.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Jefferson County (north), Spencer County (east), Nelson County
             (southeast), Hardin County (southwest).

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  • Butler County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Logan and Ohio Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1810
    County Seat:  Morgantown, Kentucky

    County history - Butler County is named in honor of Richard Butler (April 1, 1743 - November 4, 1791), an officer in the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War who later died fighting American Indians in Ohio.

    Butler Courthouse
    GHLL Butler County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Butler County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Butler County Historical Society / Morgantown, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Butler County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Butler County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Butler County Clerk, Courthouse, Main Street, Morgantown, KY 42261.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Ohio County (northwest), Grayson County (northeast), Edmonson County
             (east), Warren County (southeast), Logan County (south), Muhlenberg
                County
    (west).

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    Census Information:
        1810 Census (T) - State Census, Butler County (Text: 1 page).

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