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Carter County, Kentucky
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Founded February 9, 1838
County Seat Grayson
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Carter County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1838 1852 1840 1838 1835
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Carter County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

Carter County Courthouse
300 W Main Street
Grayson, KY 41143
Phone: 606.474.5188[1]

History

Parent County

1838--Carter County was created 9 February 1838 from Greenup and Lawrence Counties.
County seat: Grayson [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Access Fairview Hill Johns Run Rooney
Aden Fitch Lawton Rose Hill
Beech Grove Fultz Leon Smiths Creek
Beetle Garvin Ridge Limestone Smoky Valley
Boone Furnace Gesling McGlone Creek Soldier
Brinegar Globe Mount Savage Sophi
Carter Gollihue Mountain Top Stinson
Charlotte Furnace Grahn Music Straight Creek
Clark Hill Grayson North Branch The Crossroads (hist.)
Cory Gregoryville Offill's Mill (hist.) Upper Tygart
Counts Crossroads Hayward Olive Hill Wesleyville
Deevert Hitchins Pactolus Willard
Denton Iron Hill Poplar Williams Creek
Eby Jacobs Prater Wolf
Enterprise Jeriel Reedville

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Kentucky African Americans

Bible

Carter County Bible Records

Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files etc.

Letters, Journals, Ledgers, Essays, and Diaries
Carter County Surnames
Sorted by Name.com-Carter County Kentucky

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.
  • 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
  • Carter 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. 

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18402,905
18506,241114.8%
18608,51636.5%
18707,509−11.8%
188012,34564.4%
189017,20439.4%
190020,22817.6%
191021,9668.6%
192022,4742.3%
193023,8396.1%
194025,5457.2%
195022,559−11.7%
196020,817−7.7%
197019,850−4.6%
198025,06026.2%
199024,340−2.9%
200026,88910.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21043.txt

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

Church

Court

Carter County Court Records
Eastern Kentucky Genealogy, "Carter County Kentucky Gaurdianship Bonds"
Order Book Index

Land

Allowment of Dower
Carter County Real Property Deeds and Leases
Real Estate Mortgages

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspaper

Obituaries

Probate

Carter County Affadavits of Descent
Carter County Wills

Taxation

Carter County Tax Records

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carter 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).

 

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