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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Henry_County,_Kentucky|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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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Henry_County,_Kentucky|Henry County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Henry County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]  
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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|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="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  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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| Bethlehem  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethlehem,_Kentucky Bethlehem]
 
| Gest  
 
| Gest  
 
| Pendleton  
 
| Pendleton  
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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  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Royal,_Kentucky Port Royal]
 
| Sulphur
 
| Sulphur
 
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Henry%2C+Emminence|subject|disp=Eminence}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Henry%2C+New+Castle|subject|disp=New Castle}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Henry%2C+New+Castle|subject|disp=New Castle}}  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== African American Research ====
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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:  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[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  
 
*[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  
*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
 
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*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,  
 
*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,  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp 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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*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.  
 
*[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.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/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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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  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[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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==== 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  ====
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
*[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://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  
*[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://www2.youseemore.com/henry/Default.asp? Henry County Public Library]<br>172 Eminence Terrace<br>Eminence, KY 40019<br>Phone: (502) 845-5682  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
==== Web Sites  ====
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/henry/ Henry County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/henry/ Henry County KYGenWeb]  

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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).