Clinton County, Kentucky Genealogy

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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Clinton_County,_Kentucky|Clinton County]]''
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Guide to '''Clinton County Kentucky genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/clinton/ Clinton Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>  
 
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Clinton_County,_Kentucky|Clinton County]]''
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== Clinton County Kentucky Courthouse  ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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[[Image:Clinton County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[Image:Clinton County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Clinton County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg]]  
  
== History  ==
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[http://www.clintoncounty.ky.gov/ Clinton County Courthouse]<br>212 Washington<br>Albany, KY 42602<br>Phone: 606.387.5234<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clinton County, Kentucky page 269, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
[[Image:Governor DeWitt Clinton.JPG|thumb|right|370px]]  
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== Clinton County Kentucky History  ==
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[[Image:Governor DeWitt Clinton.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]  
  
 
The county is named after New York Governor [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeWitt_Clinton DeWitt Clinton] (1769-1828).  
 
The county is named after New York Governor [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeWitt_Clinton DeWitt Clinton] (1769-1828).  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1835'''--Clinton County was created 20 February 1835&nbsp;from [[Cumberland County, Kentucky|Cumberland]] and [[Wayne County, Kentucky|Wayne]] Counties.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Albany <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1835'''--Clinton County was created 20 February 1835&nbsp;from [[Cumberland County, Kentucky|Cumberland]] and [[Wayne County, Kentucky|Wayne]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Albany <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''1865, 1890--'''Disasters destroyed some records.  
 
'''1865, 1890--'''Disasters destroyed some records.  
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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== Clinton County Kentucky Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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*[[Wayne County, Kentucky|Wayne]]
 
*[[Wayne County, Kentucky|Wayne]]
  
= Resources  =
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== Clinton County Kentucky Genealogy Resources  ==
  
==== African American Research  ====
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[[Image:Kyclinton.png|thumb|right|400px]]
  
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
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==== African Americans  ====
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''[[African American Research|United States African Americans]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kentucky African Americans|Kentucky African Americans]]''
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*[Cemeteries of Clinton County - Clinton County KYGenWeb|Cemeteries of Clinton County]] - Clinton County KYGenWeb  
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/clinton/cemeteries.html Cemeteries of Clinton County]] - Clinton County KYGenWeb  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/clinton.html Tombstone Transcription Project]  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/clinton.html Tombstone Transcription Project]  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;Cemetery Search]&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;Cemetery Search]&nbsp;&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1015 Find A Grave]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1015 Find A Grave]  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|447621|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Clinton County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
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*The[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|447621|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Clinton County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net  
 
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net  
*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
 
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3860&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=36&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Clinton 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.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3860&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=36&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Clinton 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.
  
 
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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*'''1863-1943''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 2 (1863-1943)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
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*'''1852-1859''' - Clinton County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|C517251}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1852-1859''' - Clinton County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch {{IGI|M517251}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*'''1878''' - Clinton County Marriage Index 1878. Batch {{IGI|M517252}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Clinton County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]  
 
*Clinton County Public Library<br>302 King Drive<br>Albany, KY 42602<br>Phone: (606) 387-5989
 
*Clinton County Public Library<br>302 King Drive<br>Albany, KY 42602<br>Phone: (606) 387-5989
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Clinton County Kentucky Genealogy Websites ==
  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/clinton/ Clinton County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/clinton/ Clinton County KYGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Clinton/ Clinton County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Clinton/ Clinton County,&nbsp;Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Guide to Clinton County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Clinton County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Clinton County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1859 1852 1840 1848 1863
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Clinton County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

Clinton County Courthouse
212 Washington
Albany, KY 42602
Phone: 606.387.5234[1]

Clinton County Kentucky History

Governor DeWitt Clinton.JPG

The county is named after New York Governor DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828).

Parent County

1835--Clinton County was created 20 February 1835 from Cumberland and Wayne Counties.
County seat: Albany [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1865, 1890--Disasters destroyed some records.

Clinton County Kentucky Places / Localities

Populated Places

Aaron Cumberland City Marlow Snow
Albany Decide Narvel Static
Alpha Desda Nora Upchurch
Browns Crossroads Highway Ootens Store (hist.) Wago
Bug Hobart Rolan Waterview (hist.)
Cannons Mill Huntersville Savage Watauga
Cartwright Ida Seventy Six Willis Creek
Cedar Knob Jones Mill Shipley Wolf River Dock

Neighboring Counties

Clinton County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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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.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18403,863
18504,88926.6%
18605,78118.2%
18706,49712.4%
18807,21211.0%
18907,047−2.3%
19007,87111.7%
19108,1533.6%
19208,5895.3%
19309,0044.8%
194010,27914.2%
195010,6503.6%
19608,886−16.6%
19708,174−8.0%
19809,32114.0%
19909,135−2.0%
20009,6345.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21053.txt

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


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

School Records

Clinton County Schools - Clinton County KYGenWeb

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1859 - Clinton County Birth Index 1852-1859. Batch C517251 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1852-1859 - Clinton County Marriage Index 1852-1859. Batch M517251 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1878 - Clinton County Marriage Index 1878. Batch M517252 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

Clinton County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Clinton County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Clinton County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clinton 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/f/f1/Igikentuckyaf.pdf.