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Founded December 14, 1798
County Seat New Castle
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Contents

Quick Dates

Henry County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1800 1852 1810 1799 1800

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

Henry County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

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

County Clerk has marriage records from 1799,
probate, land and court records.

Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records. [1]

History

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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 Genealogy 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 Genealogy 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).

 

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