Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

 

 

Carter County

Kentucky,

United States

Introduction

Gen Tool-Kit

Surnames

Ancestral Gen-Sites

List Of Localities

Website Resources

Image Gallery

Contact Information

INTRODUCTION

     Carter County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed on April 10, 1838, from parts of Greenup and Lawrence counties. It is located in the Eastern Coal Field region of the state.

     This region covers the eastern end of the state, stretching from the Appalachian Mountains westward across the Cumberland Plateau to the Pottsville Escarpment. The elevation in the county ranges   from   542   to   1300   feet above sea level. In 2000, the county population was 26,889 in a land area of 411 square miles, an average of 60 people per square mile. Carter County was named for Colonel William Grayson Carter, who was a State Senator in the Kentucky legislature when the county was formed. The county seat, Grayson, was named for his uncle, Colonel Robert Grayson.

     Adjacent counties are: Greenup County (northeast); Boyd County (east);  Lawrence County (southeast); Elliott County (south); Rowan County (southwest); and Lewis County (northwest).    

Source: Wikipedia

GEN TOOL-KIT

COUNTY RECORDS

Carter County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1838 and Land Records from 1838 and is located at 300 W. Main Str, Rm 232, Grayson, KY 41143-1298; (606) 474-5188, FAX: (606) 474-6883, [EMAIL] .    Carter County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Probate Records from 1835 and Court Records from 1838 and is located at Courthouse, Room 308, 300 W. Main Street, Grayson, KY 41143; 606-474-5191.
    

There are a few online databases for Court, Land and Probate Records which include: Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850; Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900; Kentucky Marriage Index, 1973-1999; Kentucky Land Grants; Kentucky Will Index, vol. 1 & 2 and Kentucky Will Index, Vol. 2.

Source: Family History 101 States

HISTORICAL / GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY(s)

Kentucky Genealogical and Historical Societies

Kentucky Historical Society Web Site

LIBRARIES

Kentucky State Library and Archives

300 Coffee Tree Road, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone:(502) 564-8300; Toll Free (800) 928-7000

State Library Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST, Monday - Friday; Staff available by phone and through Ask A Librarian, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday. Closed weekends and holidays

Archives Research Room Hours: Open to the public, Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST; Research Room staff available by phone, Monday – Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

Kentucky: Department for Libraries and Archives

 

 Kentucky Christian College

Young Library - 100 Academic Parkway, P.O. Box 720

Grayson, KY 41143-2205

Phone: 606-474-3240; Fax: 606-474-3502

http://campus.kcc.edu/library/

Contact: Scott, Thomas L. e-mail: tscott@email.kcc.edu

Assistant Librarian - Contact: Carpenter, Susan

e-mail: scarpenter@email.kcc.edu

 

 

Source: lib-web-cats: Search for Libraries

HISTORICAL PLACES

U.S. National Register of Historic Places

National Park Service 

 National Historic Landmarks 

 National Battlefields

National Historic Sites 

 National Historical Parks 

 National Memorials 

 National Monuments

SURNAMES

The following are names of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

Johnson, Mary Ella

31 Oct 1853-28 Apr 1940

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

 

Additional information regarding these and other surnames may also be found at:

Surname Locator Resources

Free Genealogy Surname Search Help from Google

This free genealogy site to help you get the best genealogy searches from Google™ by using your family tree, for your research. It will create a series of different searches using tips or "tricks" that

will likely improve your results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google and the Internet to find ancestry information about this or any other Surname. 

ANCESTRAL

GEN-SITES

 

 

LOCATION:

FAMILY HISTORY NOTES(s):

INTERNET WEB LINK(s):

LIST OF LOCALITIES

 

 

The list below will assist in your research regarding the matching of your ancestors birth, marriage, death dates and in what locality of this county these events may have occurred.

 Source:  Wikipedia

 

The red star in the map at the left designates the location of the seat of government for this county.

 

Cities and towns:

Denton;   Grahn;  Grayson;   Olive Hill;   Rush (Part)

WEB SITE RESOURCES

We recommend that you use the following search engine and

external links  to obtain additional knowledge about this topic.  

GENERAL RESOURCES

 

 

LOCALITY SPECIFIC RESOURCES

IMAGE GALLERY

 

During our research we have collected images and photographs that are of general interest to a variety of localities.  Some of them are presented on this website because we believe they tend to provide the reader with additional information which may aid in the understanding of our ancestors past lives.

Carter County Courthouse, Grayson, Kentucky

 

If you have any photographs or other images relating to this ancestral

 location we would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

 

Use the following LINK to ascertain whether we have any images that pertain to this location.

ANCESTRAL LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHS and IMAGES

Contact Information

Email

Snail mail:

Fred
889 Dante Ct.
Mantua, NJ 08051

USA

Email

Pony Express:

Tom
27 Christopher Dr.
Burton, NB E2V3H4
Canada