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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Henry_County,_Kentucky|Henry County]]''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Henry County
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.kykinfolk.com/henry/index.htm Henry Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Henry_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| founded year = 1798
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| founded date = December 14
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| seat wl = New Castle
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&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Henry County'' <br>
 
{{Adoption KYGenWeb}}
 
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Henry County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]  
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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" | '''[[Henry County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Henry County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Henry County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Henry County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Henry County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Henry County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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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:Henry County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Henry County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg]]  
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[http://www.henrycountygov.com/ Henry County Courthouse]<br>30 N Main St; PO Box 615; <br>New Castle, KY 40050-020<br>Phone: 502.845.5705<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Henry County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Patrick Henry.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[Image:Patrick Henry.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]  
  
 
The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Henry Virginia Governor Patrick Henry] (1736-1799).  
 
The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Henry Virginia Governor Patrick Henry] (1736-1799).  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1798'''--Henry County was&nbsp;created 14 December 1798&nbsp;from [[Shelby County, Kentucky|Shelby]] County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;New Castle <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1798'''--Henry County was&nbsp;created 14 December 1798&nbsp;from [[Shelby County, Kentucky|Shelby]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;New Castle <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Adamsville (hist.)  
 
| Adamsville (hist.)  
 
| Fallis  
 
| Fallis  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195415&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Henry%2C+Pleasureville&columns=*,0,0 North Pleasureville]
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| Franklintown  
 
| Orville  
 
| Orville  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195416&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Henry%2C+Sligo&columns=*,0,0 Sligo]
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| Bethlehem  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethlehem,_Kentucky Bethlehem]
 
| Gest  
 
| Gest  
 
| Pendleton  
 
| Pendleton  
| Smithfield
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smithfield,_Kentucky Smithfield]
 
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| Campbellsburg  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campbellsburg,_Kentucky Campbellsburg]
 
| Jericho  
 
| Jericho  
| Port Royal  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Royal,_Kentucky Port Royal]
 
| Sulphur
 
| Sulphur
 
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| Turners Station
 
| Turners Station
 
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| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195413&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Henry%2C+Emminence&columns=*,0,0 Eminence]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== African American ====
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==== African Americans ====
  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:  
  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African_American_Research African American Research] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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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
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
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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;
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
  
[http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/ky/henry/biographies.htm Combs &amp;c. Biographies of Henry Co. KY]  
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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.combs-families.org/combs/records/ky/henry/biographies.htm Combs &amp;c. Biographies of Henry Co. KY]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp; <br>
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/henry.html Henry 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=1040 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Henry County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*The[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|704541|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Henry 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=4038&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=12&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Henry 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.
  
*[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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==== Census  ====
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1040 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Henry County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1800= 3258
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| 1810= 6777
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| 1820= 10816
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| 1830= 11387
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| 1840= 10015
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| 1850= 11442
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| 1860= 11949
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| 1870= 11066
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| 1880= 14492
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| 1890= 14164
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| 1900= 14620
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| 1910= 13716
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| 1920= 13411
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| 1930= 12564
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| 1940= 12220
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| 1950= 11394
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| 1960= 10987
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| 1970= 10910
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| 1980= 12740
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| 1990= 12823
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| 2000= 15060
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| estimate= 16025
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| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21103.txt
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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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{{Census|Kentucky}}
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/henry.html Henry 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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*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=704541&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Henry++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Henry 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.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
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4038&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=12&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Henry 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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*[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]
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==== Genealogy  ====
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It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
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===== Bibliography  =====
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*'''[Craven]''' Craven, Patricia. ''The Craven Clan of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Various Kentucky Counties Nelson, Washington, Marion, Boone, Fayette, Jessamine, Henry''. Chicago, Ill.: P. Craven, 1988. {{FHL|672506|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C855cr}}
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*'''[Stewart]''' Prewitt, Lela Wolfe. ''The Dawkins and Stewart Families of Virginia and Kentucky''. [Fairfield, Iowa: Prewitt], 1968. {{FHL|256387|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 D322p}}.
  
 
==== 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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*[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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*'''1800-1910''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 16 (1800-1910)|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  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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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
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=== Societies and Libraries ===
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*[http://www.henrycountyky.com/history/society.html Henry County Historical Society]<br>219 S. Main Street<br>P.O. Box 570<br>New Castle, KY 40050
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*[http://www2.youseemore.com/henry/Default.asp? Henry County Public Library]<br>172 Eminence Terrace<br>Eminence, KY 40019<br>Phone: (502) 845-5682
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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  ==
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=== 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://kykinfolk.com/henry/ Henry County KYGenWeb]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195412&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Henry&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/henry/henry.html Henry County USGenWeb Archives]
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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+Henry|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Henry/ Henry County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Henry/ Henry County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
  

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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Henry County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1800 1852 1810 1799 1800
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Henry County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

Henry County Courthouse
30 N Main St; PO Box 615;
New Castle, KY 40050-020
Phone: 502.845.5705[1]

History

Patrick Henry.JPG

The county is named after Virginia Governor Patrick Henry (1736-1799).

Parent County

1798--Henry County was created 14 December 1798 from Shelby County.
County seat: New Castle [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1904--A disaster destroyed most records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Adamsville (hist.) Fallis North Pleasureville Slabtown
Bellview Franklintown Orville Sligo
Bethlehem Gest Pendleton Smithfield
Campbellsburg Jericho Port Royal Sulphur
Delville Lacie Saltwater (hist.) Tarascon
Drennon Springs Lockport Sixmile (hist.) Turners Station
Eminence New Castle

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.
18003,258
18106,777108.0%
182010,81659.6%
183011,3875.3%
184010,015−12.0%
185011,44214.2%
186011,9494.4%
187011,066−7.4%
188014,49231.0%
189014,164−2.3%
190014,6203.2%
191013,716−6.2%
192013,411−2.2%
193012,564−6.3%
194012,220−2.7%
195011,394−6.8%
196010,987−3.6%
197010,910−0.7%
198012,74016.8%
199012,8230.7%
200015,06017.4%
Est. 200616,0256.4%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21103.txt

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

Church

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography
  • [Craven] Craven, Patricia. The Craven Clan of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Various Kentucky Counties Nelson, Washington, Marion, Boone, Fayette, Jessamine, Henry. Chicago, Ill.: P. Craven, 1988. FHL Book 929.273 C855cr
  • [Stewart] Prewitt, Lela Wolfe. The Dawkins and Stewart Families of Virginia and Kentucky. [Fairfield, Iowa: Prewitt], 1968. FHL Book 929.273 D322p.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

  • 1800 - 1800 Tax List of Henry County, Kentucky is included in Clift's Second Census of Kentucky 1800,[3] 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), Henry 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. 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).