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Founded February 2, 1858
County Seat McKee
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Jackson County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Jackson County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1858 1858 1858 1860 1858 1860
*Many years between 1858 and 1911 are missing

Jackson County Court
Main Street
McKee, KY 40447
Phone: 606.287.7811[1]

Jackson County Kentucky History

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The county is named after President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).[2]

Parent County

1858--Jackson County was created 2 February 1858 from Madison, Estill, Owsley, Clay, Laurel and Rockcastle Counties.
County seat: McKee [3]

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

1827--A disaster destroyed most of the records. For a list of record loss in Kentucky counties see: Kentucky Counties with Burned Courthouses


Jackson County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Alcorn Eberle Loam Privett
Annville Eglon Macedonia Royrader
Atkinstown Egypt Maulden Sand Springs
Blanton Flats Elias McKee Sandgap
Bond Foxtown Mildred Sourwood
Bradshaw Gray Hawk Moores Creek Threelinks
Brazil Green Hill Morrill Tyner
Clover Botton Herd Mummie Waneta
Cornelius High Knob New Zion Welchburg
Dabolt Hisel Olin Wind Cave
Datha Hurley Peoples Zekes Point
Drip Rock Kerby Knob

Neighboring Counties

Jackson 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.
18603,087
18704,54747.3%
18806,67846.9%
18908,26123.7%
190010,56127.8%
191010,7341.6%
192011,6878.9%
193010,467−10.4%
194016,33956.1%
195013,101−19.8%
196010,677−18.5%
197010,005−6.3%
198011,99619.9%
199011,955−0.3%
200013,49512.9%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21109.txt

For tips on accessing Jackson 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

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 Jackson 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

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Jackson 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 Jackson County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Jackson 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
  • 1858-1859 - Jackson County Birth Index 1858-1859. Batch C517521 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874 - Jackson County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517522 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Jackson County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517523 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
  • 1858-1859 - Jackson County Marriage Index 1858-1859. Batch M517521 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874-1875 - Jackson County Marriage Index 1874-1875. Batch M517524 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876-1879 - Jackson County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch M517525 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
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Jackson County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Jackson County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Jackson County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jackson County, Kentucky page 271, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Jackson County, Kentucky," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 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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