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  • Scott County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  ASAP, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Woodford County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1792
    County Seat:  Georgetown, Kentucky

    County history - Scott County is named in honor of Charles Scott (April 1739 - October 22, 1813), an American soldier and politician who served as the fourth Governor of Kentucky from 1808 to 1812. Orphaned at an early age, Scott served under Edward Braddock and George Washington in the French and Indian War. He again served under Washington through the Revolutionary War; Scott weathered the winter at Valley Forge and, in later campaigns, servied as Washington's chief of intelligence.


    Scott Courthouse
    GHLL Scott County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Scott County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Scott County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Scott County Genealogical Society / Georgetown, KY)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Scott County Historical Society / Georgetown, KY)
    7. US/KYGenWeb site - Scott County Archives
    8. US/KYGenWeb - Scott County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Scott County Clerk, 101 East Main Street, Georgetown, KY 40324.
               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):
             Grant County (north), Harrison County(northeast), Bourbon County (east),
             Fayette County (southeast), Woodford County (southwest), Franklin
                County
    (west), Owen County (northwest).

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  • Shelby County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 22, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Jefferson County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1792
    County Seat:  Shelbyville, Kentucky

    County history - Shelby County is named in honor of Isaac Shelby, the first Governor of Kentucky (1792 1796 and again 1812 1816).

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Shelby County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Shelby County Vital Records - Shelby County Clerk, Archives Dept., P.O. Box 819, Shelbyville, KY 40066.
               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. Society/Museum/Assn - (Shelbyville Historic District Commission Heritage Center / Shelbyville, KY)

      Census Information:
    10. 1810 Census (T) - Federal Census Shelby County, Kentucky (4 pages)


  • Simpson County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 22, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Allen, Logan and Warren Counties.
    Established:  28-Jan-1819
    County Seat:  Franklin, Kentucky

    County history - Simpson County is named in honor of John Simpson, a military captain killed at the Battle of River Raisin.

    Simpson Courthouse
    GHLL Simpson 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 - Simpson County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Simpson County Historical Society & Museum / Franklin, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Simpson County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Simpson County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Simpson County Clerk, 103 West Cedar, Franklin, KY 42134-0268.
               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):
             Warren County (north), Allen County (east),Sumner County, Tennessee
             (southeast), Robertson County, Tennessee(southwest), Logan County
             (west).

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  • Spencer County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 22, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Nelson, Shelby, and Bullitt Counties.
    Established:  xx-Jan-1824
    County Seat:  Taylorsville, Kentucky

    County history - Spencer County is named in honor of Kentucky's own Captain Spier Spencer, a hero who fought and died in the Battle of Tippecanoe.

    Spencer Courthouse
    GHLL Spencer 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 - Spencer County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Spencer County Historical & Genealogical Society / Taylorsville, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Spencer County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Spencer County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Spencer County Clerk, P.O. Box 544, Taylorsville, KY 40071-0544.
               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):
             Shelby County (north), Anderson County(east), Nelson County (south),
             Bullitt County (west), Jefferson County(northwest).

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  • Todd County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 28, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Logan County and Christian Counties, 1819.
    Established:  01-Apr-1820
    County Seat:  Elkton, Kentucky

    County history - Todd County is named in honor of John Todd (March 27, 1750 - August 18, 1782), a frontier military colonel during the American Revolutionary War who was killed at the Battle of Blue Licks, and the first administrator of the Illinois County of the U.S. state of Virginia before that state ceded the territory to the federal government.

    Todd Courthouse
    GHLL Todd County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Todd County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Todd County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Todd County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 155
          Elkton, KY 42220

    5. US/KYGenWeb site - Todd County Archives
    6. US/KYGenWeb - Todd County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Todd County Clerk, P.O. Box 307, Elkton, KY 42220.
               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):
             Muhlenberg County (north), Logan County(east), Robertson County,
                Tennessee
    (southeast), Montgomery County,Tennessee (southwest),
             Christian County (west).

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  • Trimble County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Gallatin, Henry and Oldham Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1837
    County Seat:  Bedford, Kentucky

    County history - Trimble County is named in honor of Robert Trimble (November 17, 1776 - August 25, 1828), an attorney, judge, and a justice of the United States Supreme Court.

    Trimble Courthouse
    GHLL Trimble County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Trimble County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Trimble County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Trimble County Historical Society / Crestwood, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Trimble County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Trimble County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Trimble County Clerk, P.O. Box 262, Bedford, KY 40006.
               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), Carroll County
             (east), Henry County (southeast), Oldham County (southwest), Clark
                County, Indiana
    (west, across the Ohio River).

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  • Warren County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 28, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Logan County.
    Established:  14-Dec-1796
    County Seat:  Bowling Green, Kentucky

    County history - Warren County is named in honor of Dr. Joseph Warren (June 11, 1741 - June 17, 1775), an American doctor and a Major General during the American Revolutionary War. He is remembered for playing a leading role in American Patriot organizations in Boston and for his death as a volunteer private soldier at the Battle of Bunker Hill while also serving as chief executive of the revolutionary Massachusetts government.

    Warren Courthouse
    GHLL Warren 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 - Warren County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. US/KYGenWeb site - Warren County Archives
    6. US/KYGenWeb - Warren County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Warren County Clerk, address, address, address.
               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):
             Butler County (northwest), Edmonson County (northeast), Barren County
             (east), Allen County (southeast),Simpson County (south/southwest), Logan
                County
    (southwest).

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  • Wayne County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 9, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Pulaski and Cumberland Counties.
    Established:  13-Dec-1800
    County Seat:  Monticello, Kentucky

    County history - Wayne County is named in honor of General Anthony Wayne.

    Wayne Courthouse
    1. Wayne County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Wayne County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Wayne County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Wayne County Historical and Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 320
          Monticello, KY 42633
          (Located at 209 N. Main St.)

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Wayne County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Wayne County Vital Records - Wayne County Clerk, 109 Main Street, Monticello, KY 42633-0565.
               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, Wayne County (Index: 1 page / Text: 2 pages).


  • Webster County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Henderson, Hopkins, and Union Counties, 1860.
    Established:  06-Feb-1861
    County Seat:  Dixon, Kentucky

    County history - Webster County is named in honor of Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 - October 24, 1852), a leading American statesman [United States Secretary of State (1841-1843; 1850-1852)] during the nation's Antebellum Period.

    Webster Courthouse
    GHLL Webster 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 - Webster County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Webster County Historical & Genealogical Society / Dixon, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Webster County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Webster County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Webster County Clerk, 25 Main Street, Dixon, KY 42409.
               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):
             Henderson County (north), McLean County (northeast), Hopkins County
             (southeast), Caldwell County (south),Crittenden County (southwest), Union
             County (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1860 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Webster County (listed by district).
        1870 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Webster County (Index: folder, listed alphabetically / Text: 27 pages).


  • Whitley County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 12, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Knox County.
    Established:  17-Jan-1818
    County Seat:  Williamsburg, Kentucky

    County history - Whitley County is named in honor of William Whitley (August 4, 1749  October 5, 1813), an American pioneer born in what was then Augusta County, Virginia, the son of Solomon and Elizabeth Whitley. He was important to the early settlement of Kentucky and fought in both the Indian wars and the War of 1812.

    Whitley Courthouse
    GHLL Whitley County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Whitley County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Whitley County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Whitley County Historical & Genealogical Society / Williamsburg, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Whitley County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Whitley County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Whitley County Clerk, P.O. Box 8, Williamsburg, KY 40769.
               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):
             Laurel County (north), Knox County(northeast), Bell County (east),
             Claiborne County, Tennessee (southeast),Campbell County, Tennessee
             (south), McCreary County (west).

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        Remembering Bon Jellico - Bon Jellico, Kentucky was a tiny coal mining community in Whitley County near
             Williamsburg in the foothills of Kentucky
    . - quote from the web site.

    Census Information:
        1820 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Whitley County (Index: 1 page / Text: 1 page).
        1920 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Whitley County ED-276 — ED-302 (Index: Text: 27 folders).


  • Wolfe County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Breathitt, Owsley and Powell Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1860
    County Seat:  Campton, Kentucky

    County history - Wolfe County is named in honor of Nathaniel Wolfe (1808-1865), a member of the Kentucky General Assembly.

    Wolfe Courthouse
    GHLL Wolfe County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. American History & Genealogy Project - Wolfe County AHGP
    3. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    4. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    5. Genealogy Forum - Wolfe County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Wolfe County Museum & Historical Society
          P.O. Box 696
          Campton, KY 41301-0696

    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Wolfe County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Wolfe County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Wolfe County Clerk, P.O. Box 400, Campton, KY 41301-0400.
               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):
             Menifee County (north), Morgan County(northeast), Magoffin County (east),
             Breathitt County (southeast),Lee County (southwest), Powell County
             (northwest).

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  • Woodford County, Kentucky —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 22, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Fayette County, 1788.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1789
    County Seat:  Versailles, Kentucky

    County history - Woodford County is named in honor of William Woodford (6 October 1734 - 13 November 1780), an American Revolutionary War general from Virginia.

    Woodford Courthouse
    GHLL Woodford 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 - Woodford County, KY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Woodford County Historical Society / Versailles, KY)
    6. US/KYGenWeb site - Woodford County Archives
    7. US/KYGenWeb - Woodford County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Woodford County Clerk, Main Street, Versailles, KY 40383.
               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):
             Franklin County (northwest), Scott County(northeast), Fayette County
             (east), Jessamine County (southeast), Mercer County (southwest).

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