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  • Kenton County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 7, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Campbell County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1840
    County Seats:  Covington, Kentucky
                  and Independence, Kentucky


    County history - Kenton County is named in honor of Simon Kenton (April 3, 1755 - April 29, 1836) was a famous United States frontiersman and friend of Daniel Boone, Simon Girty, Spencer Records and Isaac Shelby.
             Its county seats are Covington and Independence. It is one of only two counties in Kentucky to have two county seats.


    Kenton Courthouse
    Covington


    Kenton Courthouse
    Independence
    GHLL Kenton 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 - Kenton County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Erlanger Historical Society / Erlanger, KY)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Kenton County Historical Society / Covington, KY)
    7. US/KYGenWeb site - Kenton County Archives
    8. US/KYGenWeb - Kenton County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Kenton County (Local Records)  |  Kenton, KY (County Seat Records).
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hamilton County, Ohio (north, across the Ohio River), Campbell County
             (east, across the Licking River), PendletonCounty (southeast),
             Grant County (southwest), Boone County (west).

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
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  • Knott County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 23, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Perry, Breathitt, Floyd & Letcher Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1884
    County Seat:  Hindman, Kentucky

    County history - Knott County is named in honor of James Proctor Knott, Governor of Kentucky 1883-87.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Knott County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Knott County Vital Records - Knott County Clerk, P.O. Box 446, Hindman, KY 41822.
               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.

    9. Knott County's Formative History - by David R. Smith


  • Knox County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  May 1, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Lincoln County.
    Established:  xx-Dec-1799
    County Seat:  Barbourville, Kentucky

    County history - Knox County is named in honor of Henry Knox, United States Secretary of War (1785 1794).

    Knox Courthouse
    1. Knox County - American History & Genealogy Project (#1)
    2. Knox County - American History & Genealogy Project (#2)
    3. Knox County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    4. Knox County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Knox County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 528
          Barbourville, KY 40906

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Knox County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Knox County Vital Records - Knox County Clerk, 401 Court Square, Suite 102, Barbourville, KY 40906-0105.
               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:
    10. 1900 Census (T) - Federal Census Knox County, ED 61 (Text: 7 pages).


  • Lawrence County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 9, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Floyd and Greenup Counties (1821).
    Established:  xx-xxx-1822
    County Seat:  Louisa, Kentucky

    County history - Lawrence County is named in honor of James Lawrence (1781 1813), naval commander during the War of 1812.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lawrence County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lawrence County Vital Records - Lawrence County Clerk, 122 South Main Cross, Louisa, KY 41230.
               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. Lawrence County - 1830 Census records
    10. Lawrence County - 1823 Tax lists


  • Leslie County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 9, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Clay, Harlan and Perry Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1878
    County Seat:  Hyden, Kentucky

    County history - Leslie County is named in honor of Preston Leslie, Governor of Kentucky (1871 1875).

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Leslie County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Leslie County Vital Records - Leslie County Clerk, P.O. Box 916, Hyden, KY 41749.
               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.




  • Letcher County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 16, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Harlan and Perry Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1842
    County Seat:  Whitesburg, Kentucky

    County history - Letcher County is named in honor of Robert P. Letcher, Governor of Kentucky (1840 1844).

    Letcher Courthouse
    GHLL Letcher County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Letcher County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Letcher County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Letcher County Historical and Genealogical Society / Whitesburg, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Letcher County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Letcher County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Letcher County Clerk, 156 Main Street, Suite 102, P.O. Box 58, Whitesburg, KY 41858.
               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):
             Knott County (northwest), Pike County(northeast), Wise County, Virginia
             (southeast), Harlan County (south),Perry County (southwest).

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  • Lewis County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 10, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Mason County and unorganized territorial lands.
    Established:  02-Dec-1806
    County Seat:  Vanceburg, Kentucky

    County history - Lewis County is named in honor of Meriwether Lewis (August 18, 1774  October 11, 1809), an American explorer, soldier, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition also known as the Corps of Discovery, with William Clark, whose mission was to explore the territory of the Louisiana Purchase.

    Lewis Courthouse
    GHLL Lewis County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Lewis County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lewis County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lewis County Historical Society / Vanceburg, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Lewis County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Lewis County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Lewis County Clerk, P.O. Box 129, Vanceburg, KY 41179-0129.
               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):
             Adams County, Ohio (north - acrossthe Ohio River), Scioto County, Ohio
             (northeast - across the Ohio River),Greenup County (east), Carter County
             (southeast), Rowan County (south),Fleming County (southwest), Mason
                County
    (west).

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  • Lincoln County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  May 1, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Kentucky County, a county in Virginia (an original Kentucky County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1780
    County Seat:  Stanford, Kentucky

    County history - Lincoln County is named in honor of Benjamin Lincoln (1733 1810), Revolutionary War general. A common misconception is that Lincoln County was named for President Abraham Lincoln, but it was named 29 years before his birth.

    Lincoln Courthouse
    1. Lincoln County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Lincoln County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Lincoln County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Lincoln Co, Kentucky Historical Society
          P.O. Box 570
          Stanford, KY 40484

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lincoln County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lincoln County Vital Records - Lincoln County Clerk, Courthouse, 102 East Main Street, Stanford, KY 40484.
               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.



  • Livingston County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 10, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Christian County, 1798.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1798
    County Seat:  Smithland, Kentucky

    County history - Livingston County is named in honor of Robert Livingston (1746-1813), a U.S. statesman and a diplomat. He was a lawyer and a member of the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1777 and from 1779 to 1781. During his first term he was also one of five members of the committee that drew up the Declaration of Independence. He was chancellor of New York State from 1777 to 1801. The U.S. secretary of foreign affairs under the Articles of Confederation from 1781 to 1783 and minister to France from 1801 to 1804. In the last-named post he successfully negotiated the Louisiana Purchase by the United States. He financed the American engineer Robert Fulton in the building of his steamboat and for some time held a monopoly on Hudson River navigation.



    Livingston Courthouse
    GHLL Livingston 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 - Livingston County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Livingston County Historical & Genealogical Society / Smithland, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Livingston County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Livingston County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Livingston County Clerk, P.O. Box 400, Smithland, KY 42081.
               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):
             Hardin County, Illinois (north, across theOhio River), Crittenden County
             (northeast), Lyon County (southeast),Marshall County (south), McCracken
                County
    (southwest), Massac County, Illinois (west, across the Ohio River),
             Pope County, Illinois (northwest,across the Ohio River).

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  • Logan County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  May 1, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Lincoln County.
    Established:  01-Sep-1792
    County Seat:  Russellville, Kentucky

    County history - Logan County is named in honor of Benjamin Logan (c.1742 - December 11, 1802), an American pioneer, soldier, and politician from Shelby County, Kentucky. As colonel of the Kentucky County militia (United States) of Virginia during the American Revolutionary War, he was second-in-command of militia in Kentucky. Logan was a leader in Kentucky's efforts to become a state.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Logan County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Logan County Vital Records - Logan County Clerk, 229 West Third Street, Russellville, KY 42276.
               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. 1810 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census Logan County (Index: 1 page / Text: 3 pages).


  • Lyon County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 9, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Caldwell County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1854
    County Seat:  Eddyville, Kentucky

    County history - Lyon County is named in honor of Chittenden Lyon (February 22, 1787 - November 23, 1842), a United States Representative from Kentucky. Lyon was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives 1822-1824 and served in the Kentucky Senate 1827-1835. He was elected to the Twentieth Congress and reelected as a Jacksonian to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1835) and was not a candidate for reelection in 1835 to the Twenty-fourth Congress. After leaving Congress, he continued his business activities until his death in 1854.

    Lyon Courthouse
    GHLL Lyon 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 - Lyon County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Lyon County Historical Society
          Post Office Box 894
          Eddyville, KY 42038

    5. US/KYGenWeb site - Lyon County Archives
    6. US/KYGenWeb - Lyon County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Lyon County Clerk, P.O. Box 350, Eddyville, KY 42038-0350.
               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 (north), Caldwell County(east), Trigg County (south),
             Marshall County (southwest), Livingston County (northwest).

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