Nelson County, Kentucky

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|1920 |16137
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|1930 |16551
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|1940 |18004
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|1950 |19521
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|1960 |22168
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|1970 |23477
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|1980 |27584
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|1990 |29710
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|2000 |37477
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'''1790''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Nelson_County,_Kentucky#Taxation Taxation].  
 
'''1790''' - Lost, but a substitute is available, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Nelson_County,_Kentucky#Taxation Taxation].  
  

Revision as of 22:41, 7 January 2011


Nelson County, Kentucky
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Founded October 18, 1784
County Seat Bardstown
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Contents

County Courthouse

Nelson County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

History

Parent County

1784--Nelson County was created 18 October 1784 from Jefferson County.
County seat: Bardstown [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Balltown Chaplin Gethsemane Nelsonville
Bardstown Coxs Creek Greenbrier New Haven
Bellwood Cravens Highgrove New Hope
Bloomfield Culvertown Howardstown Samuels
Blue Gap Deatsville Hunters Stiles
Boston East Bardstown Lenore Withrow
Botland Fairfield Nazareth Woodlawn
Bourbon Springs

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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.  %±
1790 11,315
1800 9,866 −12.8%
1810 14,078 42.7%
1820 16,273 15.6%
1830 14,932 −8.2%
1840 13,637 −8.7%
1850 14,789 8.4%
1860 15,799 6.8%
1870 14,804 −6.3%
1880 16,609 12.2%
1890 16,417 −1.2%
1900 16,587 1.0%
1910 16,830 1.5%
1920 16,137 −4.1%
1930 16,551 2.6%
1940 18,004 8.8%
1950 19,521 8.4%
1960 22,168 13.6%
1970 23,477 5.9%
1980 27,584 17.5%
1990 29,710 7.7%
2000 37,477 26.1%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1790 - Lost, but a substitute is available, see Taxation.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Nelson County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Will Book 1: 1785-1790, Will Book 1A: 1790-1801
  2. Will Books B-C: 1802-1828

Taxation

  • [1785-1796] Schroeder, Margaret Johnson and Carl A. Schroeder. Residents of Nelson County, Virginia (now Kentucky) Recorded in Tithable and Tax Lists. [1785-1796] 4 vols. Bardstown, Kentucky: Schroeder, 1988. Available at FHL.
  • [1787] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at FHL. [Sources for this publication are 1787 personal property tax lists and 1787 tithable lists. Nelson County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • [1792] Heinemann, Charles B. "First Census" of Kentucky 1790. Washington, D.C.: n.p., 1940. 1981 reprint: FHL US/CAN 976.9 X2ph 1981; digital version at Kentucky Kinfolks. ["1 volume of 1792 was used." (p. 2)]

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).