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

Quick Dates

Harrison 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

Harrison County Kentucky Courthouse
Harrison County Courthouse
315 Oddville Avenue
Cynthiana, KY 31031
Phone: 859.234.7130 

County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1794; Clk Circuit Court has divorce and court records[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, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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).

 

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