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Christian County, Kentucky
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Founded December 13, 1796
County Seat Hopkinsville
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Christian County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1797 1852 1810 1797 1797
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Christian County Courthouse
511 S Main Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240-2300
Phone: 270.887.4105[1]

History

Parent County

1796--Christian County was created 13 December 1796 from Logan County.
County seat: Hopkinsville [2]

Boundary Changes

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

1864--A disaster destroyed most records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Apex Dogwood Hawkins Merrittstown
Bainbridge Edgoten Hensleytown Newstead
Bakersport Empire Herndon Oak Grove
Barkers Mill Era Honey Grove Ovil
Bennettstown Fairview Hopkinsville Peedee
Beverly Fearsville Howel Pembroke
Binns Mill Fedelio Julien Pleasant Green Hill
Bluff Spring Fort Campbell Kelly Pleasant Hill
Carl Fruit Hill Kennedy Saint Elmo
Casky Garrettsburg LaFayette Sinking Fork
Church Hill Gracey Mannington West Brook
Crofton Haleys Mill Masonville

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African Americans

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Biographies

Cemeteries

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

LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 1 page 11 - Barnes Cemetery
Vol. 1 page 13 - Dunning Farm Cemetery

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18002,318
181011,020375.4%
182010,459−5.1%
183012,68421.3%
184015,58722.9%
185019,58025.6%
186021,62710.5%
187023,2277.4%
188031,68236.4%
189034,1187.7%
190037,96211.3%
191038,8452.3%
192035,883−7.6%
193034,283−4.5%
194036,1295.4%
195042,35917.2%
196056,90434.3%
197056,224−1.2%
198066,87818.9%
199068,9413.1%
200072,2654.8%
Est. 200780,86811.9%
http://ksdc.louisville.edu/

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

Church

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
  • [Adams] Maloney, James Hallett. "Drury Hatcher of Cumberland County, Virginia," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 49, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2005):243-256; Vol. 50, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2006):51-59. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).
  • [Baker] Chapman, Peggy Brown. Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties & Jackson Purchase, Kentucky. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 B171cp
  • [Finley] Finley, Carmen J. "John Finley of Montgomery/Wythe County, Virginia: Additional Children Identified," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1995):3-22; Vol. 39, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1995):94-103; Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):202-212; Vol. 39, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1995):282-294. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 39 (1995).
  • [Sassin] Allen, Cameron. "Francois Sasin/Sassin of Manakin Town: The First Six Generations of the Sassin/Sasseen Family in America," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 37, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1993):3-17; Vol. 37, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1993):99-116; Vol. 37, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1993):193-205; Vol. 37, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1993):259-271. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 37 (1993).
  • [Shipp] Sanders, Walter R. The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Fa[u]quier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourbon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. FHL Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL Film 875372 Item 5

Land

  • The KY Land Office
  • The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Christian County land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:
  1. Deed Book B: 1797-1815
  2. Deed Book C: 1810-1816

Local Histories

Maps

Military

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Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

  • 1797 - "Christian County Tax List 1797," Tree Builders, Christian County Genealogical Society, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Spring 2007):5-10. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • 1798 - "Christian County Tax List 1798," Tree Builders, Christian County Genealogical Society, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Spring 2007):5-13. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Christian County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[4] digitized by Ancestry ($).

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Christian County, Kentucky page 269, 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. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)
  4. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).

 

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