Hancock County, Kentucky Genealogy

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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.
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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.  
  
 
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Revision as of 19:37, 30 April 2010

 United States  > Kentucky > Hancock County

Contents

County Courthouse

Hancock County Courthouse, Hawesville, Ky.

History

John Hancock (1737-1793)

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 [1]

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

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

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