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Founded January 28, 1819
County Seat Munfordville
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Hart County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Hart County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1928 1852 1820 18-- 18--
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Hart County Courthouse, Munfordville, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Hart County Courthouse
Main Street
Munfordville, KY 42765
Phone: 270.524.2751[1]

Hart County Kentucky History

Parent County

1819--Hart County was created 28 January 1819 from Hardin and Barren Counties.
County seat: Munfordville [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1927--A disaster destroyed some records. For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses


Hart County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bee Hinesdale Monroe Rio
Big Windy Horse Cave Mount Beulah Roseburg
Bonnieville Jonesville Munfordville Rowletts
Canmer Kessinger Northtown Seymour
Cub Run LeGrande Pascal Three Springs
Defries Leitchfield Crossing Perryville Uno
Dogcreek Lines Mill Pike View Vento
Forestville Linwood Powder Mill Wabash
Glen Lily Logsdon Valley Priceville Whickerville
Hammonville Lone Star Rex Winesap
Hardyville Macon Riders Mill Woodsonville
High Hickory

Neighboring Counties

Hart County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biographies

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18204,184
18305,19124.1%
18407,03135.4%
18509,09329.3%
186010,34813.8%
187013,68732.3%
188017,13325.2%
189016,439−4.1%
190018,39011.9%
191018,173−1.2%
192018,5442.0%
193016,169−12.8%
194017,2396.6%
195015,321−11.1%
196014,119−7.8%
197013,980−1.0%
198015,40210.2%
199014,890−3.3%
200017,44517.2%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21099.txt

For tips on accessing Hart County, Kentucky census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography
  • [Bomar] Wilbur, Tom. Eight Bomar Families of Early Hardin, Hart, and Larue Counties, Kentucky and Some of Their Descendants: A Few Allied Families: Bolton, Buckner, Clopton, Cruse, Dye, Ferguson, Hazle, Highbaugh, Hill, Hodge(s) Jaggers, Lamkin Mears, Owen(s), Shelton, Simpson, Waddle, Wheeler. Okemos, Mich.: T. Wilbur, 1997. FHL Book 929.273 B639w
  • [Ennis] Ennis, Wendell. The Ennis Family of Green, Barren, and Hart Counties Kentucky. [Boston, Ky.]: W. Ennis, 1990. FHL Book 929.273 En62e
  • [Moss] Moss, T.C. The David Moss Family: Green, Adair, Boyle, Barren, Hart, and Warren Co., Ky.; Williamson and Maury Co., Tenn.; Mississippi. Memphis, Tenn.: T.C. Moss, 1968. FHL Book 929.273 M855mo

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Hart County, Kentucky. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Hart County, Kentucky served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Hart County, Kentucky:

- 1st Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company D.
- 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies K and L.
- 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies K and L.
- 2nd Regiment, Kentucky Veteran Cavalry (Union), Companies A, I, K and L.
- 12th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Companies A, E, F, G and H.
- 26th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Companies F, H, I and K.
- 27th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company A.
- 35th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry (Union), Company B.
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles was fought in Hart County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hart County, Kentucky newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Hart County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Hart County, Kentucky Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records. See also How to order Kentucky Vital Records


Birth
  • 1852-1861, 1872 - Hart County Birth Index 1852-1861, 1872. Batch C517471 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1874-1875 - Hart County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C517472 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1875 - Hart County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517473 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
Marriage
  • 1852-1861 - Hart County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch M517471 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1875 - Hart County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517474 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
  • 1876-1877 - Hart County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517475 at FamilySearch - free.[5]
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Hart County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Hart County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Hart County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hart County, Kentucky page 271, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August, 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August, 2012)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.


 

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