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  • Hardin County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 14, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Nelson County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1792
    County Seat:  Elizabethtown, Kentucky

    County history - Hardin County is named in honor of John J. Hardin (1 Oct 1753 circa May 1792) was a soldier, farmer, rancher, noted marksman and hunter. He was wounded fighting in Lord Dunmore's War; served as a Continental Army officer in the American Revolutionary War and as a Kentucky Co., Virginia militia commander in the Northwest Indian War. He was a member of the Methodist church and one of the first judges in the original Washington County, Virginia (later to become Washington County, KY). John Hardin was killed in an ambush while acting as a peace emissary (under the direction of the President, George Washington) to the Shawnee Indian people.

    Hardin Courthouse
    GHLL Hardin 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 - Hardin County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Ancestral Trails Historical Society / Elizabethtown, KY)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hardin County Historical Society / Elizabethtown, KY)
    7. US/KYGenWeb site - Hardin County Archives
    8. US/KYGenWeb - Hardin County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Hardin County Clerk, 14 Public Square, Elizabethtown, KY 42702.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Jefferson County (Louisville) and Bullitt County (northeast), Nelson County
             (east), LaRue County (southeast), Hart County (south), Grayson County
             (southwest), Breckinridge County (west), Meade County (northwest),
             Harrison County, Indiana (northern point).

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    Census Information:
        1810 Census (T) - Federal Census, Hardin County (Text: 5 pages).


  • Harlan County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 5, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Knox County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1819
    County Seat:  Harlan, Kentucky

    County history - Harlan County is named in honor of Silas Harlan (1753 1782), soldier in the Battle of Blue Licks, fought on August 19, 1782, was one of the last battles of the American Revolutionary War. The battle occurred ten months after Lord Cornwallis's famous surrender at Yorktown, which had effectively ended the war in the east. On a hill next to the Licking River in what is now Robertson County, Kentucky (but was then in Kentucky County, Virginia), a force of about 50 American Loyalists along with 300 American Indians ambushed and routed 182 Kentucky militiamen. It was the worst defeat for the Kentuckians during the frontier war.


    Harlan Courthouse
    1. Harlan County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Harlan County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Harlan County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Harlan County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 1498
          Harlan, KY 40831

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Harlan County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Harlan County Vital Records - Harlan County Clerk, 205 Central Street, Harlan, KY 40831.


  • Harrison County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 5, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bourbon and Scott Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1793
    County Seat:  Cynthiana, Kentucky

    County history - Harrison County is named in honor of Benjamin Harrison V (December 13, 1726 - April 24, 1791), co-author of the Kentucky Constitution and an American planter and revolutionary leader from Charles City County, Virginia.

    Harrison Courthouse
    1. Harrison County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Harrison County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Harrison County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Harrison County Historical Society / Cynthiana, KY)
    4. Harrison County - US/KYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Harrison County - US/KYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Harrison County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Harrison County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Harrison County Vital Records - Harrison County Clerk, Courthouse Annex, 190 West Pike Street, Cynthiana, KY 41031.

      Census Information:
    9. 1860 Census (T) - Federal Census, Harrison County, District No. 2 (Text: 10 pages).


  • Hart County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  May 9, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Hardin and Barren Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1819
    County Seat:  Munfordville, Kentucky

    County history - Hart County is named in honor of Nathaniel G. T. Hart (1784 1813), lawyer captured at the Battle of River Raisin.

    Hart Courthouse
    GHLL Hart 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 - Hart County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hart County Historical Museum / Munfordville, KY)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hart County Historical Society / Munfordville, KY)
    7. US/KYGenWeb site - Hart County Archives
    8. US/KYGenWeb - Hart County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Hart County Clerk, address, address, address.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hardin County (north), LaRue County (northeast), Green County (east),
             Metcalfe County (southeast), Barren County (south), Edmonson County
             (southwest), Grayson County (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1920 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Hart County, ED-069—ED-081 (Text: 11 folders / 1 note page).


  • Hickman County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 7, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Caldwell and Livingston Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1821
    County Seat:  Clinton, Kentucky

    County history - Hickman County is named in honor of Captain Paschal Hickman (c. 1778-January 23, 1813), who was a War of 1812 casualty in the after-math of the Battle of River Raisin in Michigan in 1813.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Hickman County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Hickman County Vital Records - Hickman County Clerk, Courthouse, 110 East Clay Street, Clinton, KY 42031.


  • Hopkins County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 21, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Henderson County, 1806.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1807
    County Seat:  Madisonville, Kentucky

    County history - Hopkins County is named in honor of amuel Hopkins (April 9, 1753  September 16, 1819) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky. Hopkins was educated by private tutors. He served in the Revolutionary War, for a while on the staff of General Washington, and later as lieutenant colonel and colonel of the Tenth Virginia Regiment. Hopkins was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813  March 3, 1815). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1814. Samuel Hopkins retired to his country estate, Spring Garden, near Henderson, Kentucky, and died there September 16, 1819. He was interred in the family burying ground at Spring Garden.

    Hopkins Courthouse
    GHLL Hopkins 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 - Hopkins County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hopkins County Genealogical Society / Madisonville, KY)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Historical Society of Hopkins County / Madisonville, KY)
    7. US/KYGenWeb site - Hopkins County Archives
    8. US/KYGenWeb - Hopkins County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Hopkins County Clerk, P.O. Drawer 737, Madisonville, KY 42431.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Webster County (northwest), McLean County (northeast), Muhlenberg
                County
    (southeast), Christian County (south), Caldwell County (southwest).

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  • Jefferson County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 14, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Kentucky Territory of Virginia (then called, "Kentucky County, Virginia) [an original County], 1780.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1796
    County Seat:  Louisville, Kentucky

    County history - Jefferson County is named in honor of Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 - July 4, 1826), the third President of the United States (1801 - 1809), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States one of the most influential Founding Fathers.

    Jefferson Courthouse
    GHLL Jefferson County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Jefferson 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 - Jefferson County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Louisville Free Public Library (Genealogy) / Louisville, KY)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Louisville Genealogical Society / Louisville, KY)
    7. US/KYGenWeb site - Jefferson County Archives
    8. US/KYGenWeb - Jefferson County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Jefferson County Clerk, 527 W. Jefferson Street, Rm 100, Louisville, KY 40202.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Bullitt County (south), Shelby County (east), Oldham County (northeast),
             Spencer County (southeast), Hardin County (southwest), Clark County,
                Indiana
    (north, across the Ohio River), Harrison County, Indiana (west,
             across the Ohio River), Floyd 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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             the obvious contrasts between what we think of as Jewish culture and what we think of as Southern. But the reality is a much
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    Census Information:
        1810 Census (T) - Federal Census, Jefferson County (Text: 4 pages).

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.


  • Jessamine County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 7, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Fayette County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1799
    County Seat:  Nicholasville, Kentucky

    County history - Jessamine County is named for Jessamine Creek.

    Jessamine Courthouse
    1. Jessamine County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Jessamine County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Jessamine County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Jessamine County Historical Society / Nicholasville, KY)
    4. Jessamine County - US/KYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Jessamine County - US/KYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Jessamine County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Jessamine County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Jessamine County Vital Records - Jessamine County Clerk, Courthouse, 101 Main Street, Nicholasville, KY 40356.


  • Johnson County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 14, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Floyd, Lawrence, and Morgan Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1843
    County Seat:  Paintsville, Kentucky

    County history - Johnson County is named in honor of Richard Mentor Johnson, Vice President of the United States (1837 1841).

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Johnson County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Johnson County Vital Records - Johnson County Clerk, Courthouse, Court Street, Paintsville, KY 41240.

    9. Johnson County - Deaths during WWI
    10. Johnson County - Land Grants


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