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{{stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Grayson County'' <br>
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Grayson_County,_Kentucky|Grayson County]]''  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Grayson County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.kygenweb.org/grayson/ Grayson Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Grayson_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1810
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| founded date = January 25
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| seat wl = Leitchfield
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Kentucky county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Grayson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Grayson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Grayson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Grayson County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Grayson County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Grayson County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1810
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1896
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1856
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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:Grayson County, Kentucky Courthouse.PNG|thumb|right|275x193px]]&nbsp;[http://graysoncountyclerk.ky.gov/ Grayson County Courthouse] <br>10 Public Square<br>Leitchfield, KY 42754<br>Phone: 270.259.5295<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grayson 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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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1810'''--Grayson County was created 25 January 1810&nbsp;from [[Hardin_County,_Kentucky|Hardin]] and [[Ohio_County,_Kentucky|Ohio]] Counties.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Leitchfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1810'''--Grayson County was created 25 January 1810&nbsp;from [[Hardin County, Kentucky|Hardin]] and [[Ohio County, Kentucky|Ohio]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Leitchfield <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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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1864, 1896--'''Disasters in destroyed some records.
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'''1864, 1896--'''Disasters destroyed some records.  
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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{| width="710" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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|-
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| Anneta
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| Hickory Corner
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Grayson%2C+Millerstown|subject|disp=Millerstown}}
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| Shrewsbury
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Clifty,_Kentucky Big Clifty]
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| Higdon
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| Millwood
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| Skaggstown
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| Black Rock
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| Hilltop
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| Moutardier
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| Smithview
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| Broad Ford
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| Hites Falls
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| Pearman
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| Snap
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|-
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caneyville,_Kentucky Caneyville]
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| Horntown
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| Peonia
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| South
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|-
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarkson,_Kentucky Clarkson]
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| Huffman
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| Peth
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| Spike
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|-
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| Concord
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| Iberia
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| Pine Knob
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| Spring Lick
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|-
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| Conoloway
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| Indian Valley
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| Pine Springs
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| Steff
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|-
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| Do Stop
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| Johnson Crossroads
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| Ponderosa
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| Tar Hill
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|-
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| Duff
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| Jugville
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| Post
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| Tousey
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|-
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| Dug Hill
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| Lacon
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| Ready
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| Wax
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|-
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| Eveleigh
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Grayson%2C+Leitchfield|subject|disp=Leitchfield}}
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| Rock Creek
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| West Clifty
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| Falling Branch
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| Lilac
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| Royal
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| Wheelers Mill
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| Fentress McMahan
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| Linwood
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| Sadler
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| Windyville
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|-
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| Fragrant
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| Linwood Park
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| Saint Paul
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| Yeaman
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| Grayson Springs
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| Lone Oak
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| Short Creek
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| Hanging Rock
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| Meredith
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|}
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Breckinridge_County,_Kentucky|Breckinridge]]
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*[[Breckinridge County, Kentucky|Breckinridge]]  
*[[Butler_County,_Kentucky|Butler]]
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*[[Butler County, Kentucky|Butler]]  
*[[Edmonson_County,_Kentucky|Edmonson]]
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*[[Edmonson County, Kentucky|Edmonson]]  
*[[Hardin_County,_Kentucky|Hardin]]  
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*[[Hardin County, Kentucky|Hardin]]  
*[[Hart_County,_Kentucky|Hart]]  
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*[[Hart County, Kentucky|Hart]]  
*[[Ohio_County,_Kentucky|Ohio]]
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*[[Ohio County, Kentucky|Ohio]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African Americans  ====
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/grayson.html Grayson 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;
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*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
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*[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
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*[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.
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1031 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Grayson County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*The [[Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] lists {{FHL|620310|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Grayson 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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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4005&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=36&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Grayson 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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{{USCensusPop
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| 1820= 4055
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| 1830= 3880
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| 1840= 4461
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| 1850= 6837
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| 1860= 7982
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| 1870= 11580
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| 1880= 15784
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| 1890= 18688
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| 1900= 19878
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| 1910= 19958
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| 1920= 19927
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| 1930= 17055
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| 1940= 17562
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| 1950= 17063
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| 1960= 15834
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| 1970= 16445
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| 1980= 20854
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| 1990= 21050
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| 2000= 24053
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards] ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1856-1976''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to D (1856-1976)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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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
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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== Societies and Libraries ==
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.org/grayson/ Grayson County KYGenWeb]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195374&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Grayson&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kentucky Website]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Grayson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Grayson/ Grayson County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Grayson County, Kentucky
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Founded January 25, 1810
County Seat Leitchfield
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Kentucky county in the Western Coal Fields region.

Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Grayson County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage* Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1852 1852 1810 1896 1856
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Grayson County, Kentucky Courthouse.PNG
 Grayson County Courthouse
10 Public Square
Leitchfield, KY 42754
Phone: 270.259.5295[1]

History

Parent County

1810--Grayson County was created 25 January 1810 from Hardin and Ohio Counties.
County seat: Leitchfield [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864, 1896--Disasters destroyed some records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Anneta Hickory Corner Millerstown Shrewsbury
Big Clifty Higdon Millwood Skaggstown
Black Rock Hilltop Moutardier Smithview
Broad Ford Hites Falls Pearman Snap
Caneyville Horntown Peonia South
Clarkson Huffman Peth Spike
Concord Iberia Pine Knob Spring Lick
Conoloway Indian Valley Pine Springs Steff
Do Stop Johnson Crossroads Ponderosa Tar Hill
Duff Jugville Post Tousey
Dug Hill Lacon Ready Wax
Eveleigh Leitchfield Rock Creek West Clifty
Falling Branch Lilac Royal Wheelers Mill
Fentress McMahan Linwood Sadler Windyville
Fragrant Linwood Park Saint Paul Yeaman
Grayson Springs Lone Oak Short Creek
Hanging Rock Meredith

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African Americans

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.
18204,055
18303,880−4.3%
18404,46115.0%
18506,83753.3%
18607,98216.7%
187011,58045.1%
188015,78436.3%
189018,68818.4%
190019,8786.4%
191019,9580.4%
192019,927−0.2%
193017,055−14.4%
194017,5623.0%
195017,063−2.8%
196015,834−7.2%
197016,4453.9%
198020,85426.8%
199021,0500.9%
200024,05314.3%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21085.txt

For tips on accessing Grayson 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), Grayson 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).