Adair County, Kentucky

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==

Revision as of 17:39, 31 January 2011

This article is about a central Kentucky county. For other uses, see Adair.

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Adair County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Facts
Founded December 11, 1801
County Seat Columbia
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Contents

Quick Dates

Adair County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852   1852      
  • Many years are missing between 1852 and 1911

County Courthouse

Adair County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

History

Parent County

1801--Adair County was created 11 December 1801 from the southern part of Green County.
County seat: Columbia [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Absher Cundiff Holmes Pellytown
Barnett Springs Dunbar Hill Inroad Pickett
Bliss Ella Joppa Portland
Breeding Eunice Kellyville Purdy
Cane Valley Fairplay Keltner Sano
Casey Creek Feathersburg Kemp Sparksville
Chance Flatwood Knifley Speck
Christine Gadberry Milltown Toria
Coburg Garlin Montpelier Weed
Columbia Gentrys Mill Neatsville
Craycraft Glens Fork Nell
Crocus Gradyville Ozark

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Kentucky African Americans

Bible

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18106,011
18208,76545.8%
18308,217−6.3%
18408,4663.0%
18509,89816.9%
18609,509−3.9%
187011,06516.4%
188013,07818.2%
189013,7214.9%
190014,8888.5%
191016,50310.8%
192017,2894.8%
193016,401−5.1%
194018,56613.2%
195017,603−5.2%
196014,699−16.5%
197013,037−11.3%
198015,23316.8%
199015,3600.8%
200017,24412.3%
Est. 200617,6502.4%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21001.txt
Adair Co., KYGenWeb Available Census Records ~


1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Adair County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

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
  • [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

Adair County Entries on the Kentucky Table of Content at Strictly By Name.  To view the indexes it is free. If you want a copy of a document there is a fee.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Adair Co., KYGenWeb Obituaries


Newspapers

Adair Co., KYGenWeb "News from around Adair"


here. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Adair County click here. This is not a complete list. Several major Kentucky papers are not included in this database but may be found in the Library catalog Infokat: http://infokat.uky.edu Some of these major newspapers are: Lexington Herald, Lexington Leader, Lexington Herald-Leader, Louisville Courier Journal.

  • The Adair Progress
    98 Grant Lane - Columbia, Kentucky 42728
    Ph (270) 384-6471 Fax (270) 384-6474
  • USGenWeb Archives has some newspaper articles for the years 1897, 1898, & 1901 online.

Probate

"Adair County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Probate Records from 1804 and Court Records from 1802..

Adair County, Last Will and Testament

Taxation

Vital Records

Births, Deaths & Marriages


USGenWeb Archives has the following files online:

Societies and Libraries

Websites

References

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