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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Hancock County

Guide to Hancock County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. Located in the Western Coal Fields region.

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Hancock County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Facts
Founded January 3, 1829
County Seat Hawesville
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Contents

Hancock County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Hancock County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1829 1852 1830 1829 1829
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Hancock County Courthouse
225 Main Cross Street
PO Box 146
Hawesville, KY 42348
Phone: 270.927.6117[1]

Hancock County Kentucky History

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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

Hancock County Kentucky 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

Hancock County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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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 census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1861 - Hancock County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch C517431 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1874-1875 - Hancock County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C517432 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Hancock County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517433 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
  • 1853-1861 - Hancock County Marriage Index 1853-1861. Batch M517431 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1875 - Hancock County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517434 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1876-1878 - Hancock County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517435 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

Hancock County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Hancock County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Hancock County Kentucky Genealogy 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.