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| county = Floyd County
 
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Floyd County, Kentucky|Floyd County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:{{KYFloydcourthouse}}]]  
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[[Image:{{KYFloydcourthouse}}]]<br>[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/floyd/ Floyd County Courthouse]<br>3rd Avenue<br>Prestonburg, KY 41653<br>Phone: 606.886.3816<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Floyd County, Kentucky page 270, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Allen City  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen,_Kentucky Allen City]
 
| David  
 
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| Sloan
 
| Sloan
 
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| Dwale  
 
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| Beaver Junction  
 
| Beaver Junction  
 
| Endicott  
 
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| Warco
 
| Warco
 
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| Betsy Layne  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_Layne,_Kentucky Betsy Layne]
 
| Estill  
 
| Estill  
 
| McDowell  
 
| McDowell  
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| Galveston  
 
| Galveston  
 
| Melvin  
 
| Melvin  
| Wayland
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayland,_Kentucky Wayland]
 
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| Blue River  
 
| Blue River  
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| Weeksbury
 
| Weeksbury
 
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| Glo  
 
| Glo  
 
| Minnie  
 
| Minnie  
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| Halo  
 
| Halo  
 
| Orkney  
 
| Orkney  
| Wheelwright
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheelwright,_Kentucky Wheelwright]
 
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| Burton  
 
| Burton  
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| Colliver  
 
| Colliver  
 
| Hippo  
 
| Hippo  
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| Wonder
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Johnson County, Kentucky|Johnson <br>]]
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*[[Johnson County, Kentucky|Johnson <br>]]  
*[[Knott County, Kentucky|Knott<br>]]
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*[[Knott County, Kentucky|Knott<br>]]  
*[[Magoffin County, Kentucky|Magoffin <br>]]
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*[[Magoffin County, Kentucky|Magoffin <br>]]  
*[[Martin County, Kentucky|Martin <br>]]
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*[[Martin County, Kentucky|Martin <br>]]  
 
*[[Pike County, Kentucky|Pike]]
 
*[[Pike County, Kentucky|Pike]]
  
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Biographies, Family Histories, Gedcom Files, Genealogies etc.  ====
 
==== Biographies, Family Histories, Gedcom Files, Genealogies etc.  ====
  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/flfam.htm Family Files at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/gedcoms.html Family Gedcom Files at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/floyd.htm KYGenWeb, Floyd County page]  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/flfam.htm Family Files at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/gedcoms.html Family Gedcom Files at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/floyd.htm KYGenWeb, Floyd County page]  
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*'''[Huff]''' Pratt, Warren C. "Finding the Father of Henry Pratt of Southeastern Kentucky," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 100, No. 2 (June 2012):85-103. Digital version at [http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/publications NGS website] ($); {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng}}.
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*'''[Pratt]''' Pratt, Warren C. "Finding the Father of Henry Pratt of Southeastern Kentucky," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly'', Vol. 100, No. 2 (June 2012):85-103. Digital version at [http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/publications NGS website] ($); {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng}}.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/floyd.html Floyd Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/floyd.html Floyd Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=689615&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Floyd++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Floyd 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 [[Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] lists {{FHL|689615|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Floyd 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://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3963&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=40&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Floyd 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=3963&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=40&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Floyd 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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==== Census  ====
 
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| 1810= 3485
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| 1820= 8207
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| 1830= 4347
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| 1840= 6302
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| 1850= 5714
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| 1860= 6388
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| 1870= 7877
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| 1880= 10176
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| 1890= 11256
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| 1900= 15552
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| 1910= 18623
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| 1920= 27427
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| 1930= 41942
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| 1940= 52986
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| 1950= 53500
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| 1960= 41642
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| 1970= 35889
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| 1980= 48764
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| 1990= 43586
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| 2000= 42441
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
  
 
[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/floyd/census.html Floyd County Genealoy Trails Census Data]  
 
[http://genealogytrails.com/ken/floyd/census.html Floyd County Genealoy Trails Census Data]  
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[http://elect.ky.gov/countyclerks.htm Kentucky: State Board of Elections-County Clerks] has contact information on all Kentucky County Clerks. Scroll down to find desired county or use the index at the top of the page.  
 
[http://elect.ky.gov/countyclerks.htm Kentucky: State Board of Elections-County Clerks] has contact information on all Kentucky County Clerks. Scroll down to find desired county or use the index at the top of the page.  
  
[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Floyd/ Kentucky Court of Justice, Floyd County] has contact information for Floyd County, Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk. <br>
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[http://courts.ky.gov/counties/Floyd/ Kentucky Court of Justice, Floyd County] has contact information for Floyd County, Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk. <br>  
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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====== Civil War Battles&nbsp;  ======
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Floyd County.&nbsp;
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*November 8-9, 1861 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky003.htm Ivy Mountain], also known as Ivy Creek, Ivy Narrows<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky003.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August, 2012)</ref>
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*January 10, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky005.htm Middle Creek]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky005.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August, 2012)</ref><br>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/KYmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.
  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/flmil.htm Military Information at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.]  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/flmil.htm Military Information at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.]  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1860-1983''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to E (1860-1983)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Martin Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/floyd.htmUSGenWeb KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfloyd/floyd.htmUSGenWeb KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195339&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Floyd&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Floyd|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Floyd/ Floyd County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Floyd/ Floyd County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}  
 
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[[Category:Floyd_County,_Kentucky]]
 
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Floyd County, Kentucky
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Founded December 13, 1799
County Seat Prestonburg
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Floyd County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1808 1852 1810 1810 1866
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Floyd County Courthouse, Prestonburg, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Floyd County Courthouse
3rd Avenue
Prestonburg, KY 41653
Phone: 606.886.3816[1]

History

Parent County

1799--Floyd County was created 13 December 1799 from Fleming, Montgomery and Mason Counties.
County seat: Prestonburg [2]

Boundary Changes

1820 Perry County was created from Clay and Floyd counties.
1821 Pike County was created from Floyd County.
1821 Lawrence County was created from Floyd and Greenup counties
1822 Morgan County was created from Floyd and Bath Counties.
1843 Johnson County was created from Floyd, Lawrence and Morgan Counties.
1860 Magoffin County was created from Floyd, Johnson and Morgan counties.
1870 Martin County was created from Floyd, Lawrence, Johnson, and Pike counites.
1884 Knott County was created from Breathitt, Floyd, Letcher, and Perry counties.

Record Loss

1808-- A disaster destroyed some records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Allen City David Hunter Printer
Alvin Dema Ivel Pryamid
Amba Dotson Jacks Creek Risner
Arkansas Drift Justell Sloan
Auxier Dwale Lackey Stanville
Banner East McDowell Lancer Teaberry
Bays Branch Eastern Langley Thomas
Beaver Emma Ligon Tram
Beaver Junction Endicott Martin Warco
Betsy Layne Estill McDowell Watergap
Blue Moon Galveston Melvin Wayland
Blue River Garrett Midas Weeksbury
Bonanza Glo Minnie Welco Station
Brainard Goodloe New Allen West Garrett
Buckingham Grethel Northern West Prestonburg
Bull Creek Halo Orkney Wheelwright
Burton Harold Osborn Wheelwright Junction
Cliff Hi Hat Porter Junction Witaker
Colliver Hippo Prestonburg Wonder
Craynor Hite Price Woods
Dana Honaker

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biographies, Family Histories, Gedcom Files, Genealogies etc.

Family Files at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.
Family Gedcom Files at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.
KYGenWeb, Floyd County page

  • [Huff] Pratt, Warren C. "Finding the Father of Henry Pratt of Southeastern Kentucky," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 100, No. 2 (June 2012):85-103. Digital version at NGS website ($); FHL Book 973 B2ng.
  • [Pratt] Pratt, Warren C. "Finding the Father of Henry Pratt of Southeastern Kentucky," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 100, No. 2 (June 2012):85-103. Digital version at NGS website ($); FHL Book 973 B2ng.

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

  • 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
  • Floyd 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.
18103,485
18208,207135.5%
18304,347−47.0%
18406,30245.0%
18505,714−9.3%
18606,38811.8%
18707,87723.3%
188010,17629.2%
189011,25610.6%
190015,55238.2%
191018,62319.7%
192027,42747.3%
193041,94252.9%
194052,98626.3%
195053,5001.0%
196041,642−22.2%
197035,889−13.8%
198048,76435.9%
199043,586−10.6%
200042,441−2.6%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21071.txt

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

Floyd County Genealoy Trails Census Data

Floyd Co., KY Census Records at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.

Church

Court

Kentucky: State Board of Elections-County Clerks has contact information on all Kentucky County Clerks. Scroll down to find desired county or use the index at the top of the page.

Kentucky Court of Justice, Floyd County has contact information for Floyd County, Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk.

Land

Kentucky Land Warrants at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.

Local Histories

Floyd County, Kentucky at Wikipedia

Maps

Kentucky Digital Map Library Scroll down the page for links to early Floyd County maps.

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battles 

The following Civil War battles were fought in Floyd County. 

Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.

Military Information at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.

Newspapers

The Floyd County Times

Probate

Obituaries

Current Obituraries at The Floyd County Times

Taxation

Vital Records

Floyd Births at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.
See KYGenWeb, Floyd County page for excel files of Floyd County births 1911-1920
Deaths at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.
Floyd Co. Marriages at KYGenWeb, Floyd County page.
Marriage License of Floyd County Kentucky From 1808-1844

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Floyd County, Kentucky page 270, 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August, 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August, 2012)