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  • Elliott County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 6, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Morgan, Lawrence and Carter Counties, 01-Apr-1869.
    Established:  13-Apr-1888
    County Seat:  Sandy Hook, Kentucky

    County history - Elliott County is named in honor of John Milton Elliott (May 16, 1820 - March 26, 1879) was an American lawyer and politician from Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He represented Kentucky in the United States House of Representatives from 1853 until 1857 and served in the First Confederate Congress during the American Civil War.

    Elliott Courthouse
    GHLL Elliott County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Elliott County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Elliott County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Elliott County Historical Society (FaceBook) / Sandy Hook, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Elliott County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Elliott County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Elliott County Clerk, P.O. Box 225, Sandy Hook, KY 41171-0710.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Carter County (north), Lawrence County (east), Morgan County (south),
             Rowan County (west).

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  • Estill County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 31, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Clark and Madison Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1808
    County Seat:  Irvine, Kentucky

    County history - Estill County is named in honor of James Estill (1750 1782), military captain killed at the Battle of Little Mountain, also known as Estill's Defeat, was fought on March 22, 1782, near Mount Sterling in what is now Montgomery County, Kentucky. One of the bloodiest engagements of the Kentucky frontier, the battle has long been the subject of controversy resulting from the actions of one of Estill's officers, William Miller, who ordered a retreat leaving the rest of Estill's command to be overwhelmed by the attacking Wyandots.


    Estill Courthouse
    GHLL Estill County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Estill County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Estill County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Estill County Historical & Genealogical Society and Museum / Irvine, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Estill County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Estill County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Estill County Clerk, 130 Main St., Room 102, Irvine, KY 40336.
               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):
             Clark County (north), Powell County (northeast), Lee County (southeast),
             Jackson County (south), Madison County (west).

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  • Fleming County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 9, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Mason County 1798.
    Established:  01-Jun-1800
    County Seat:  Flemingsburg, Kentucky

    County history - Fleming County is named in honor of Colonel John Fleming.

    Fleming Courthouse
    1. Fleming County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Fleming County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Fleming County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Fleming County Historical Society
          207 E. Main Street
          Flemingsburg KY 41041

    4. Fleming County - US/KYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Fleming County - US/KYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Fleming County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Fleming County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Fleming County Vital Records - Fleming County Clerk, 100 Court Square, Flemingsburg, KY 41041.

      Census Information:
    9. 1850 Census (I) - 14 pages (indx01ab.txt - indx14wa.txt) and
               Index (T) 22 pages (p256b.txt - p404a.txt)
    10. 1870 Census (T) - 34 pages (p341b.txt - p520a.txt)


  • Floyd County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 25, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of portions of Fleming, Mason & Montgomery Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1800
    County Seat:  Prestonsburg, Kentucky

    County history - Floyd County is named in honor of Col. John Floyd (1700-1783), pioneer surveyor and military leader of Jefferson County.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Floyd County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Floyd County Vital Records - Floyd County Clerk, Courthouse, Third Avenue, Prestonsburg, KY 41653.
               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.

      Census Information:
    9. 1850 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Floyd County (Index: 8 pages / Text: 11 pages)


  • Franklin County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 9, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Woodford, Mercer and Shelby Counties.
    Established:  07-Dec-1794
    County Seat:  Frankfort, Kentucky

    County history - Franklin County is named in honor of the American inventor and statesman Benjamin Franklin.

    Franklin Courthouse

    Capitol history - From 1792 to 1830, Kentucky had two buildings serve as the capitol, both were destroyed by fire.
             In 1830, a new capitol was built and was in use until 1910. A bitterly contested 1899 state governor election came to a climax when Democratic claimant William Goebel was assassinated at the capitol on his way to be inaugurated. The building was replaced due to the need for a larger building for a growing state government. Today, that capitol building is a museum.
             In 1904, the Kentucky General Assembly chose Frankfort (over Lexington and Louisville) as the location for the state capital. The present Capitol building (built: 1905-1909) still serves the State today.

    Kentucky State Capitol

    GHLL Franklin County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Franklin County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Franklin County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Kentucky Genealogical Society / Frankfort, KY)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Kentucky Historical Society / Frankfort, KY)
    7. US/KYGenWeb site - Franklin County Archives
    8. US/KYGenWeb - Franklin County Genealogy & History
    9. Franklin County Vital Records - Franklin County Clerk, P.O. Box 338, 315 West Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40602

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Owen County (north), Scott County (east),Woodford County (southeast),
             Anderson County (south), Shelby County(west), Henry County (northwest).

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        Kentuckiana Digital Library - gateway to rare and unique digitized collections housed in Kentucky archives.
        My Kentucky Genealogy - Franklin County History and Information


  • Fulton County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  May 16, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Hickman County, a part of the Jackson Purchase from the Chickasaw Indians, 1818.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1845
    County Seat:  Hickman, Kentucky

    County history - Fulton County is named in honor of Robert Fulton (November 14, 1765 - February 24, 1815), an American engineer and inventor who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat. In 1800 he was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to design the Nautilus, which was the first practical submarine in history.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Fulton County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Fulton County Vital Records - Fulton County Clerk, Moulton Street, Hickman, KY 42050-0126.

      Census Information:
    9. 1860 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Fulton County (Index: 1 folder, 4 Text pages / Text: 6 pages).
    10. 1910 Census (T) - Federal Census, Fulton County, ED-56 (Text: 6 pages).


  • Gallatin County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 7, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Franklin and Shelby Counties.
    Established:  14-Dec-1798
    County Seat:  Warsaw, Kentucky

    County history - Gallatin County is named in honor of Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin (January 29, 1761  August 12, 1849) was a Swiss-American ethnologist, linguist, politician, diplomat, Congressman, and the longest-serving United States Secretary of the Treasury. He was also a founder of New York University.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Gallatin County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Gallatin County Vital Records - Gallatin County Clerk, P.O. Box 616, Warsaw, KY 41095.

      Census Information:
    9. 1850 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Gallatin County (Index: 1 folder / Text: 9 pages).


  • Grant County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  May 19, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Pendleton County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1820
    County Seat:  Williamstown, Kentucky

    County history - Grant County is named in honor of (some debate here) Samuel Grant (1762-1789/1794), Colonel John Grant (1754-1826), and / or Squire Grant (1764-1833), all of whom were early settlers of Kentucky.

    Grant Courthouse
    1. Grant County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Grant County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Grant County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Grant County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 33
          Mason, Kentucky 41054

    4. Grant County - US/KYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Grant County - US/KYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Grant County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Grant County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Grant County Vital Records - Grant County Clerk, Courthouse, Williamstown, KY 41097-0469.

    9. Grant County - Our Old Kentucky Home

      Census Information:
    10. 1850 Census (T) - Federal Census, Grant County (Text: 7 pages).
    11. 1870 Census (T) - Federal Census, Grant County (Text: 22 pages).
    12. 1880 Census (T) - Federal Census, Grant County, ED-82 (Text: 9 pages).


  • Grayson County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 7, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Hardin and Ohio Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1810
    County Seat:  Leitchfield, Kentucky

    County history - Grayson County is named in honor of William Grayson (1736 - 12 March 1790) was a soldier, serving as an aide-de-camp to George Washington, Grayson rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Grayson was also a lawyer, and statesman from Virginia. He was one of the first two U.S. Senators from Virginia, and belonged to the Anti-Federalist faction.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Grayson County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Grayson County Vital Records - Grayson County Clerk, 10 Public Square, Leitchfield, KY 42754.

      Census Information:
    9. 1810 Census (T) - Federal Census, Grayson County (Text: 1 page).


  • Green County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  May 17, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Lincoln and Nelson Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1792
    County Seat:  Greensburg, Kentucky

    County history - Green County is named in honor of Nathanael Greene (August 7, 1742 - June 19, 1786), a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. When the war began, Greene was a militia private, the lowest rank possible; he emerged from the war with a reputation as George Washington's most gifted and dependable officer.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Green County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Green County Vital Records - Green County Clerk, 203 West Court Street, Greensburg, KY 42743-1552.

      Census Information:
    10. 1900 Census (T) - Federal Census, Green County, ED-37 (Text: 5 pages).


  • Greenup County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  May 4, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Mason County.
    Established:  12-Dec-1803
    County Seat:  Greenup, Kentucky

    County history - Greenup County is named in honor of Christopher Greenup (1700-1818), who served as a Kentucky representative to Congress, and was later elected governor of Kentucky in 1804.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Greenup County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. County of Greenup Vital Records - Greenup County Clerk, Courthouse, Rm 204, Greenup, KY 41144.


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