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  • Madison County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 24, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Lincoln County, while still a part of Virginia, 1785.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1786
    County Seat:  Richmond, Kentucky

    County history - Madison County is named in honor of Virginia statesman, James Madison, who later became the 4th President of the United States.
             As stated above, Madison County was formed from Lincoln County, Virginia in 1785. The original County included some or all of the following Counties as they exist at the present time: Madison, Garrard, Rockcastle, Jackson, Clay, Leslie, Perry, Owsley, Lee and Estill.
             In 1797 part of the County was taken to create Garrard County, in 1800 part of the County was lost to Garrard and additional land was obtained from Montgomery, in 1805 land was lost to Knox, in 1807 land was lost to the creation of Clay County and land was also lost to Floyd and Knox Counties, in 1808 land was lost to Estill County, in 1810 land was lost to the creation of Rockcastle County, in 1812 land was gained from Clay County, in 1821 land was lost to Rockcastle County, in 1858 land was lost to the creation of Jackson County.

    Madison Courthouse


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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Madison County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Madison County Vital Records - Madison County Clerk, 101 West Main Street, Richmond, KY 40475.
               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 Madison County, Kentucky



  • Magoffin County - Updated:  May 4, 2009
  • Formed:  xx-xxx-1860 — Established:  22-Feb-1860
    (Formed from portions of Floyd, Johnson and Morgan Counties)
      County SeatSalyersville

    County Factoid - The county is named for Beriah Magoffin who was Governor of Kentucky (1859-62).

    County of Magoffin Vital Records - Magoffin County Clerk,
             P.O. Box 530, Salyersville, KY 41465-0530


    Magoffin Courthouse
  • Magoffin County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online)
  • Magoffin County - American History & Genealogy Project
  • Magoffin County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Magoffin County - Genealogical/Historical Society
  • Magoffin County - US/KYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Magoffin County - US/KYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
  • Magoffin County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

    Additional History/Genealogy:
  • Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
  • Return to: County Menu



  • Marshall County - Updated:  Apr 9, 2009
  • Formed:  19-Oct-1818 — Established:  01-Jun-1842
    (Formed from portions of Calloway County [Chickasaw Indian lands])

      County SeatBenton

  • Marshall County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online)
  • Marshall County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Marshall County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online)
  • Marshall County - US/KYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Marshall County - US/KYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
  • Marshall County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

    Additional History/Genealogy:
  • County Factoid - named for John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States from
             1801 to 1835.
  • Cemeteries - Listings (by county & cemetery). May include photos, records,
             name lists, etc..

    Marshalll County - Marshall County Genealogy
  • Return to: County Menu



  • Mason County - Updated:  May 4, 2009
  • Formed:  xx-xxx-xxxx — Established:  xx-xxx-1788
    (Formed from portions of Bourbon County)
      County SeatMaysville

    County Factoid - George Mason, a Virginia delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention, known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights".

    County of Mason Vital Records - Mason County Clerk,
             Courthouse, Maysville, KY 41056


    Mason Courthouse
  • Mason County - American History & Genealogy Project
  • Mason County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Mason County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online)
        Mason County Genealogical Society
        P.O. Box 266
        Maysville, KY 41056

       Mason County Historical Society
       319 West Third Street
       Maysville, KY 41056-1016

  • Mason County - US/KYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Mason County - US/KYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
  • Mason County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

    Additional History/Genealogy:
  • Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..

  • Mason Links & Miscellany - Northern Kentucky Views
  • Return to: County Menu



  • McCracken County - Updated:  Apr 9, 2009
  • Formed:  xx-xxx-1824 — Established:  17-Jan-1825
    (Formed from portions of [the Chickasaw Indian Nation] Hickman County)

      County SeatPaducah

  • McCracken County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online online)
  • McCracken County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • McCracken County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online online)
        McCracken County Genealogical Society
        4640 Buckner Lane
        Paducah, KY 42001

  • McCracken County - US/KYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • McCracken County - US/KYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
  • McCracken County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

    Additional History/Genealogy:
  • County Factoid - named for Captain Virgil McCracken of Woodford County, Ky., who was
             killed in the Battle of the River Raisin near Detroit, Michigan during the War of 1812.
  • Cemeteries - Listings (by county & cemetery). May include photos, records,
             name lists, etc..

    Census Information:
  • 1860 Census (T) - entire county (of 1830)
  • Return to: County Menu



  • McCreary County - Updated:  Apr 9, 2009
  • Formed:  xx-xxx-xxxx — Established:  xx-xxx-1912
    (Formed from portions of Wayne, Pulaski and Whitley Counties)

      County SeatWhitley City

  • McCreary County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online online)
  • McCreary County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • McCreary County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online online)
  • McCreary County - US/KYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • McCreary County - US/KYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
  • McCreary County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

    Additional History/Genealogy:
  • County Factoid - named for Governor James B. McCreary.
  • Cemeteries - Listings (by county & cemetery). May include photos, records,
             name lists, etc..
  • Return to: County Menu


  • Meade County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 8, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Breckinridge and Hardin Counties, 07-Dec-1823.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1824
    County Seat:  Brandenburg, Kentucky

    County history - Meade County is named in honor of Captain James M. Meade of Woodford County (the 17th U.S. Infantry Regiment), who fought in the Battle of Tippecanoe and was killed at the Battle of the River Raisin in 1813.

    Meade Courthouse
    GHLL Meade County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Meade County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Meade County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Meade County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Meade County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Meade County Clerk, Fairway Drive, Brandenburg, KY 40108-0614.
               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 (southeast), Breckinridge County (southwest), Harrison
                County, Indiana
    (northeast - across the Ohio River), Perry County, Indiana
             (northwest - across the Ohio River), Crawford County, Indiana (north -
             across the Ohio River).

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  • Menifee County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 8, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Bath, Montgomery, Morgan, Powell and Wolfe Counties.
    Established:  29-May-1869
    County Seat:  Frenchburg, Kentucky

    County history - Menifee County is named in honor of Richard Hickman Menefee (December 4, 1809 - February 21, 1841) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky (March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1839). Due to his oratory skill, he was dubbed "the young Patrick Henry of the West." He was presumed the successor to Henry Clay as leader of the Whig Party until his death at age thirty-one.

    Menifee Courthouse
    GHLL Menifee County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Menifee County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Menifee County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Menifee County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Menifee County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Menifee County Clerk, P.O. Box 123, Frenchburg, KY 40322-0123.
               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):
             Bath County (north), Rowan County (northeast), Morgan County (east),
             Wolfe County (south), Powell County (southwest), Montgomery County
             (west).

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  • Mercer County - Updated:  Apr 9, 2009
  • Formed:  xx-xxx-1774 — Established:  xx-xxx-1785
    (Formed from portions of Lincoln County)

      County SeatHarrodsburg

  • Mercer County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online online)
  • Mercer County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Mercer County - Genealogical/Historical Society
  • Mercer County - US/KYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Mercer County - US/KYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
  • Mercer County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

    Additional History/Genealogy:
  • County Factoid - named for General Hugh Mercer.
  • Cemeteries - Listings (by county & cemetery). May include photos, records,
             name lists, etc..
  • Return to: County Menu



  • Monroe County - Updated:  Apr 9, 2009
  • Formed:  19-Jan-1820 — Established:  19-Jan-1820
    (Formed from portions of Barren and Cumberland Counties)

      County Seat:  Tompkinsville

  • Monroe County - American History & Genealogy Project
  • Monroe County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Monroe County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
  • Monroe County - USGenWeb/KYGenWeb site: (Archives)
  • Monroe County - US/KYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
  • Monroe County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

    Additional History/Genealogy:
  • County Factoid - named for President James Monroe.
  • Cemeteries - Listings (by county & cemetery). May include photos, records,
             name lists, etc..
  • Return to: County Menu




  • Morgan County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 3, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Bath County and Floyd Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1822
    County Seat:  West Liberty, Kentucky

    County history - Morgan County is named in honor of Daniel Morgan (July 6, 1736  July 6, 1802) was an American pioneer, soldier, and United States Representative from Virginia. One of the most gifted battlefield tacticians of the American Revolutionary War, he later commanded troops during the suppression of the Whiskey Rebellion.

    Morgan Courthouse
    GHLL Morgan County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Morgan County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Morgan County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Morgan County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 900; Route 1
          West Liberty KY 41472

    5. US/KYGenWeb site - Morgan County Archives
    6. US/KYGenWeb - Morgan County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Morgan County (Local Records)  |  West Liberty, KY (County Seat Records none listed).
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Rowan County (northwest), Elliott County (north), Lawrence County
             (northeast), Johnson County (east), Magoffin County (southeast), Wolfe
                County
    (southwest), Menifee County (west).

        Civil War in Morgan County - multiple listings (by topic)
        Genealogy Trails - History and Genealogy

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    Census Information:
  • 1850 Federal Census

  • 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 & the item(s) which concern you.



  • Muhlenberg County - Updated:  Apr 9, 2009
  • Formed:  xx-xxx-1798 — Established:  xx-xxx-xxxx
    (Formed from portions of Logan and Christian Counties)

      County SeatGreenville

  • Muhlenberg County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online online)
  • Muhlenberg County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
  • Muhlenberg County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online online)
  • Muhlenberg County - US/KYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
  • Muhlenberg County - US/KYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
  • Muhlenberg County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

    Additional History/Genealogy:
  • County Factoid - named in honor of John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg, clergyman, soldier
             and politician of the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Post-Revolutionary eras in
             Pennsylvania.
  • Cemeteries - Listings (by county & cemetery). May include photos, records,
             name lists, etc..
  • Return to: County Menu



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