Hancock County, Kentucky Genealogy

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}} ''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Hancock_County,_Kentucky|Hancock County]]'' <br>Kentucky county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.  
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<br>Kentucky county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.  
  
 
== Quick Dates  ==
 
== Quick Dates  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
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[http://www.hancockky.us/ Hancock County Courthouse]<br>225 Main Cross Street<br>PO Box 146<br>Hawesville, KY 42348<br>Phone: 270.927.6117&nbsp;  
 
[http://www.hancockky.us/ Hancock County Courthouse]<br>225 Main Cross Street<br>PO Box 146<br>Hawesville, KY 42348<br>Phone: 270.927.6117&nbsp;  
  
County Clerk has marriage, probate, and land records from 1829.  
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County Clerk has marriage, probate, and land records from 1829. Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hancock County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
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The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hancock John Hancock] (1737-1793), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  
 
The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hancock John Hancock] (1737-1793), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[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  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[[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;
  
 
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Hancock County, Kentucky
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Founded January 3, 1829
County Seat Hawesville
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Kentucky county in the Western Coal Fields region.

Contents

Quick Dates

Hancock 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

Hancock County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

Hancock County Courthouse
225 Main Cross Street
PO Box 146
Hawesville, KY 42348
Phone: 270.927.6117 

County Clerk has marriage, probate, and land records from 1829. Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records. [1]

History

John Hancock.JPG

The county is named after John Hancock (1737-1793), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Parent County

1829--Hancock County was created 3 January 1829 from Breckinridge, Daviess and Ohio Counties.
County seat: Hawesville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Adair Easton Patesville Sunny Corner
Arrington Corner Floral Pellville Victoria Crossroads
Cabot Goering Petri Waitman
Chambers Hawesville Roseville Weberstown
Dukes Lewisport Skillman

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.
18301,515
18402,58170.4%
18503,85349.3%
18606,21361.3%
18706,5916.1%
18808,56329.9%
18909,2147.6%
19008,914−3.3%
19108,512−4.5%
19206,945−18.4%
19306,147−11.5%
19406,80710.7%
19506,009−11.7%
19605,330−11.3%
19707,08032.8%
19807,7429.4%
19907,8641.6%
20008,3926.7%
Est. 20078,6362.9%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21091.txt

For tips on accessing Hancock County, Kentucky Genealogy 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), Hancock County, Kentucky page 271, 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).