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[http://www.butlercounty.ky.gov/elected/countyclerk.htm Butler County Courthouse]<br>110 N Main Street<br>Morgantown, KY 42261-0448<br>Phone: 270.526.5676&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1810; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Butler County, Kentucky page 269, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.butlercounty.ky.gov/elected/countyclerk.htm Butler County Courthouse]<br>110 N Main Street<br>Morgantown, KY 42261-0448<br>Phone: 270.526.5676&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1810; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Butler County, Kentucky page 269, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==

Revision as of 20:23, 15 November 2012

Butler County, Kentucky
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Founded January 18, 1810
County Seat Morgantown
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Kentucky county in the Western Coal Fields region.

Contents

Quick Dates

Butler County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1852

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing


County Courthouse

Butler County Courthouse, Morgantown, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Butler County Courthouse
110 N Main Street
Morgantown, KY 42261-0448
Phone: 270.526.5676 

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1810;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records[1]

History

Parent County

1810--Butler County was created 18 January 1810 from Logan and Ohio Counties.
County seat: Morgantown [2]

Boundary Changes

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Aberdeen Gilstrap Mining City Sharer
Banock Grancer Monford Silver City
Boston Harper Crossroads Morgantown South Hill
Brooklyn Harreldsville Neafus Sugar Grove
Casey Horsemill Needmore Tilford
Davis Crossroads Huldeville Pleasant Hill Turnertown
Decker Huntsville Provo Vineyard
Dexterville Jetson Quality Welchs Creek
Dimple Lee Reedyville Welcome
Dunbar Leetown Richelieu Woodbury
Eden Logansport Rochester Youngtown
Flener Love

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Kentucky African Americans

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Find A Grave also gives a list of cemeteries in Butler County and links to the  information for the individuals buried there,
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • Butler Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 
  • TheFamily History Library Catalog lists some records of cemeteries in Butler County.  Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries.
  • ePodunk list of Butler County cemeteries gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.


Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18203,083
18303,058−0.8%
18403,89827.5%
18505,75547.6%
18607,92737.7%
18709,40418.6%
188012,18129.5%
189013,95614.6%
190015,89613.9%
191015,805−0.6%
192015,197−3.8%
193012,620−17.0%
194014,37113.9%
195011,309−21.3%
19609,586−15.2%
19709,7231.4%
198011,06413.8%
199011,2451.6%
200013,01015.7%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21031.txt

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

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), Butler 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)