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{{stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Harrison County'' <br>
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Harrison_County,_Kentucky|Harrison County]]''  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Harrison County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyharris/home.htm Harrison Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Harrison_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1793
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| founded date = December 21
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| seat wl = Cynthiana
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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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" | '''[[Harrison County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harrison County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harrison County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harrison County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harrison County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Harrison County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1794
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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" | 1794
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1794
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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:Harrison County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|212px|Harrison County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]][http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/KY_Harrison.htm Harrison County Courthouse]<br>315 Oddville Avenue<br>Cynthiana, KY 31031<br>Phone: 859.234.7130<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harrison County, Kentucky page 271, {{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  ====
  
'''1793'''--Harrison County&nbsp;was created 21&nbsp;December 1793&nbsp;from Bourbon and Scott Counties.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Cynthiana <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1793'''--Harrison County&nbsp;was created 21&nbsp;December 1793&nbsp;from [[Bourbon County, Kentucky|Bourbon]] and [[Scott County, Kentucky|Scott]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Cynthiana <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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==== 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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| Alberta
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| Claysville
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| Jones Shop (hist.)
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| Robinson
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| Antioch
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| Colemansville
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Harrison%2C+Lair|subject|disp=Lair}}
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| Rutland
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| Belmont
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| Colville
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| Lees Lick
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| Sunrise
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berry,_Kentucky Berry]
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| Connersville
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leesburg,_Kentucky Leesburg]
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| Sylvandell
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|-
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Harrison%2C+Boyd|subject|disp=Boyd}}
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Harrison%2C+Cynthiana|subject|disp=Cynthiana}}
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| Oddville
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| Venus
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|-
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| Breckinridge
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| Garnett
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| Poindexter
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| White Oak (hist.)
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|-
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| Broadwell
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| Hinton
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| Renaker
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|-
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| Buena Vista
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| Kelat
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|
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|}
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Bourbon County, Kentucky|Bourbon]]
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*[[Bracken County, Kentucky|Bracken]]
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*[[Grant County, Kentucky|Grant]]
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*[[Nicholas County, Kentucky|Nicholas]]
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*[[Pendleton County, Kentucky|Pendleton]]
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*[[Robertson County, Kentucky|Robertson]]
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*[[Scott County, Kentucky|Scott]]
  
 
== 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
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[http://www.harrisoncountyky.us/biographies/ Biographies of Harrison County Kentucky]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/harrison.html Harrison 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=1037 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Harrison 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|630427|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Harrison 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=4026&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=21&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Harrison 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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| 1800= 4350
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| 1810= 7752
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| 1820= 12278
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| 1830= 13234
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| 1840= 12472
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| 1850= 13064
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| 1860= 13779
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| 1870= 12993
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| 1880= 16504
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| 1890= 16914
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| 1900= 18570
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| 1910= 16873
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| 1920= 15798
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| 1930= 14859
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| 1940= 15124
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| 1950= 13736
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| 1960= 13704
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| 1970= 14158
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| 1980= 15166
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| 1990= 16248
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| 2000= 17983
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| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21097.txt
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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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===== Civil War  =====
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Harrison County.
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*June 11-12, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky011.htm Cynthiana], also known as Kellar’s Bridge<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky011.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/KYmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Kentucky.
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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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*'''1795-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to O (1798-1942)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''1800''' - 1800 Tax List of {{PAGENAME}} is included in Clift's ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800,''<ref>G. Glenn Clift, ''Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800'' (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).</ref> digitized by [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3720 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== 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.rootsweb.com/~kyharris/home.htm Harrison County KYGenWeb]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195399&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Harrison&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 Kencucky 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+Harrison|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Harrison/ Harrison County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references />
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<references />{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}
  
 
[[Category:Harrison_County,_Kentucky]]
 
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Revision as of 21:51, 4 December 2012

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Harrison County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded December 21, 1793
County Seat Cynthiana
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Harrison County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1794 1852 1810 1794 1794
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Harrison County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG
Harrison County Courthouse
315 Oddville Avenue
Cynthiana, KY 31031
Phone: 859.234.7130[1]

History

Parent County

1793--Harrison County was created 21 December 1793 from Bourbon and Scott Counties.
County seat: Cynthiana [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1851--A disaster destroyed some records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Alberta Claysville Jones Shop (hist.) Robinson
Antioch Colemansville Lair Rutland
Belmont Colville Lees Lick Sunrise
Berry Connersville Leesburg Sylvandell
Boyd Cynthiana Oddville Venus
Breckinridge Garnett Poindexter White Oak (hist.)
Broadwell Hinton Renaker
Buena Vista Kelat

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African Americans

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

Biographies

Biographies of Harrison County Kentucky

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18004,350
18107,75278.2%
182012,27858.4%
183013,2347.8%
184012,472−5.8%
185013,0644.7%
186013,7795.5%
187012,993−5.7%
188016,50427.0%
189016,9142.5%
190018,5709.8%
191016,873−9.1%
192015,798−6.4%
193014,859−5.9%
194015,1241.8%
195013,736−9.2%
196013,704−0.2%
197014,1583.3%
198015,1667.1%
199016,2487.1%
200017,98310.7%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21097.txt

For tips on accessing Harrison County, Kentucky census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Harrison County.

  • June 11-12, 1864 = Cynthiana, also known as Kellar’s Bridge[3]
Map showing Civil War battles in Kentucky.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Harrison County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[4] digitized by Ancestry ($).

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), Harrison 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August, 2012)
  4. G. Glenn Clift, Second Census of Kentucky 1800: A Privately Compiled and Published Enumeration of Tax Payers Appearing in the 79 Manuscript Volumes Extant of Tax Lists of the 42 Counties of Kentucky in Existence in 1800 (1954; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2005).