Graves County, Kentucky Genealogy

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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Graves_County,_Kentucky|Graves County]]''  
 
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== Quick Dates  ==
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Graves County's civil records start the following years:
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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'''1823'''--Graves County was created in 1823 from [[Hickman County, Kentucky|Hickman]] County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Mayfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1823'''--Graves County was created in 1823 from [[Hickman County, Kentucky|Hickman]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Mayfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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*[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.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1030 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Graves County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1030 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Graves County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  

Revision as of 05:07, 3 February 2011

Graves County, Kentucky
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Founded 1823
County Seat Mayfield
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Contents

Quick Dates

Graves 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

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

History

Parent County

1823--Graves County was created in 1823 from Hickman County.
County seat: Mayfield [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864, 1896--Had disasterswhich destroyed some records.
1897--Court house burned to the ground but material survived this also.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Baltimore Dublin Kansas Stubblefield
Bell City Fairbanks Lowes Symsonia
Boaz Fancy Farm Lynnville Tri City
Boydsville Farmington Mayfield Vealsburg
Browns Grove Feliciana Payne Viola
Camp Beauregard Folsomdale Pilot Oak Water Valley
Clear Springs Golo Pottsville West Viola
Cooksville Hickory Pryorsburg Westplains
Cuba Hicksville Roper Wheel
Dogwood Holifield Sedalia Wingo
Dublin Kaler South Highland

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American Research

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

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18302,504
18407,465198.1%
185011,39752.7%
186016,23342.4%
187019,39819.5%
188024,13824.4%
189028,53418.2%
190033,20416.4%
191033,5391.0%
192032,483−3.1%
193030,778−5.2%
194031,7633.2%
195031,364−1.3%
196030,021−4.3%
197030,9393.1%
198034,04910.1%
199033,550−1.5%
200037,02810.4%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21083.txt




Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

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