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  • Caldwell County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 14, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Livingston County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1809
    County Seat:  Princeton, Kentucky

    County history - Caldwell County is named in honor of John Caldwell (1757 1804), who was a Kentucky Politician, State Senator, and the second Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky.

    Caldwell Courthouse
    GHLL Caldwell County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Caldwell County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Caldwell County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Caldwell County Historical Society / Princeton, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Caldwell County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Caldwell County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Caldwell County Clerk, 100 East Market Street, Room 3, Princeton, KY 42445-1675.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Crittenden County (northwest), WebsterCounty & Hopkins County
             (northeast), Christian County (southeast), TriggCounty (south),
             Lyon County (southwest).

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  • Campbell County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Harrison, Mason and Scott Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1794
    County Seats:  Alexandria, Kentucky
                      and Newport, Kentucky


    County history - Campbell County is named in honor of John Campbell (1735 1799), Revolutionary War soldier.
             Its county seats are Alexandria and Newport. It is one of only two counties in Kentucky to have two county seats.

    Campbell Courthouse
    Alexandria

    Campbell Courthouse
    Newport
    GHLL Campbell County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Campbell County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Campbell County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Campbell County Historical & Genealogical Society / Alexandria, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Campbell County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Campbell County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Campbell County Clerk, 1098 Monmouth St., Newport, KY 41071.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hamilton County, Ohio (north, across theOhio River), Clermont County,
                Ohio
    (east, across the Ohio River), Pendleton County (south), Kenton
                County
    (west).

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  • Carroll County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Gallatin, Trimble, and Henry Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-11838
    County Seats:  Carrollton, Kentucky

    County history - Carroll County is named in honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton (September 19, 1737 - November 14, 1832) was a delegate to the Continental Congress and later United States Senator for Maryland. He was the only Catholic and the longest-lived (and last surviving) signatory of the Declaration of Independence, dying at the age of 95.

    Carroll Courthouse
    GHLL Carroll County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Carroll County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Carroll County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Carroll County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Carroll County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Carroll County Clerk, Courthouse, 440 Main Street, Carrollton, KY 41008-1064.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Jefferson County, Indiana (north, across theOhio River), Switzerland
             County, Indiana (northeast, across the OhioRiver), Gallatin County (east),
             Owen County (southeast), Henry County(south), Trimble County (west).

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  • Carter County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Greenup and Lawrence Counties.
    Established:  09-Feb-1838
    County Seat:  Grayson, Kentucky

    County history - Carter County is named in honor of William Grayson Carter (died July 11, 1849) was an American politician from Kentucky. William was the son of John Carter (from Loudoun County, Virginia) and Hebe (Williams) Carter, and a grandson of Colonel William Grayson. He was a Kentucky state senator (1834 1838).

    Carter Courthouse
    GHLL Carter 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
          Carter County Historical and Genealogical Society
          P. O. Box 1128
          Grayson, KY 41143-1128

    4. US/KYGenWeb site - Carter County Archives
    5. US/KYGenWeb - Carter County Genealogy & History
    6. Vital Records - Carter County Clerk, Courthouse, Rm 232, Grayson, KY 41143.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Greenup County (northeast), Boyd County(east), Lawrence County
             (southeast), Elliott County (south), Rowan County(southwest), Lewis
                County
    (northwest).

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  • Christian County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Logan County, 1796.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1797
    County Seat:  Hopkinsville, Kentucky

    County history - Christian County is named in honor of William Christian (c. 1743  9 April 1786), a soldier and politician from Virginia who served in the era of the American Revolution.

    Christian Courthouse
    GHLL Christian County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. American History & Genealogy Project - Christian County AHGP
    3. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    4. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    5. Genealogy Forum - Christian County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Christian County Genealogical Society / Hopkinsville, KY)
          Christian County Historical Society
          3700 Bradshaw Pike
          Hopkinsville, KY 42240

    7. US/KYGenWeb site - Christian County Archives
    8. US/KYGenWeb - Christian County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Christian County Clerk, 511 South Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240-2368.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hopkins County (north), Muhlenberg County(northeast), Todd County
             (east), Montgomery County, Tennessee(southeast), Stewart County,
                Tennessee
    (southwest), Trigg County (west),Caldwell County (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1810 Census (T) - Federal Census, Christian County (Text: 4 pages).


  • Clay County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Madison, Floyd and Knox Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1807
    County Seat:  Manchester, Kentucky

    County history - Clay County is named in honor of Green Clay (August 14, 1757  October 31, 1828), a United States politician and a soldier in both the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.

    Clay Courthouse
    GHLL Clay 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 - Clay County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Clay County Genealogical & Historical Society / Manchester, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Clay County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Clay County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Clay County Clerk, 316 Main Street, Suite 143, Manchester, KY 40962-0463.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Owsley County (north), Perry County(northeast), Leslie County (east),
             Bell County (southeast), Knox County(southwest), Laurel County (west),
             Jackson County (northwest).

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        Clay County, Kentucky - Genealogy and History

    Census Information:
        1870 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Clay County (Index: 1 folder, 12 pages / Text: 20 pages).


  • Crittenden County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 14, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Livingston County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1842
    County Seat:  Marion, Kentucky

    County history - Crittenden County is named in honor of John Jordan Crittenden (September 10, 1787 - July 26, 1863), a politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He twice served as United States Attorney General  in the administrations of William Henry Harrison and Millard Fillmore. After Harrison's death, political differences prompted him to resign as attorney general rather than continue his service under Harrison's successor, John Tyler. He also refused appointment to the cabinet of Zachary Taylor out of respect for his close friend, Henry Clay. He was elected Kentucky's 17th governor in 1848, but resigned in 1850 to represent the state in one of his four non-consecutive stints in the United States Senate. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in a special election held in 1861 and was engaged in a campaign to be re-elected to that seat when he died in 1863.



    Crittenden Courthouse
    GHLL Crittenden 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 - Crittenden County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Crittenden County Genealogical Society
          204 West Carlisle Street,
          Marion, KY 42064-1410

         Crittenden County Historical Society
         124 East Bellville Street,
         Marion, KY 42064

    5. US/KYGenWeb site - Crittenden County Archives
    6. US/KYGenWeb - Crittenden County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Crittenden County Clerk, 107 South Main Street, Marion, KY 42064-1507.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Union County (north), Webster County(northeast), Caldwell County
             (southeast), Lyon County (south), Livingston County (west), Hardin County,
             Illinois (northwest, across the Ohio River).

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  • Cumberland County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 14, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Green County.
    Established:  14-Dec-1798
    County Seat:  Burkesville, Kentucky

    County history - Cumberland County is named for the Cumberland River, which flows through the county.

    Cumberland Courthouse
    GHLL Cumberland 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 - Cumberland County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Cumberland County Historical Society & Museum / Carlisle, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Cumberland County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Cumberland County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Cumberland County Clerk, P.O. Box 275, Burkesville, KY 42717.
               Note:  Some county offices carry vital records, others do not. Many have different offices for handling specific types
               of vital records and holdings may vary.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Adair County (north), Russell County(northeast), Clinton County (east),
             Clay County, Tennessee (south),Monroe County (west), Metcalfe
             County (northwest).

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