Hopkins County, Kentucky Genealogy

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==== African American  ====
The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:
* [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/African_American_Research African American Research] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
* [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans. 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
== Societies and Libraries  ==

Revision as of 03:37, 17 August 2010

 United States  > Kentucky > Hopkins County


County Courthouse

Hopkins County Courthouse, Madisonville, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.


Parent County

1806--Hopkins County was created 9 December 1806 from Henderson County.  County seat: Madisonville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1829--A disaster destroyed most records.


Populated Places

Anton Earlington Madisonville Pee Vee
Ashbyburg Fiddle Bow Manitou Rabbit Ridge
Barnsley Fies Mitchell Hill Richland
Beulah Grapevine Mortons Gap Saint Charles
Brentwood Hamby Mount Carmel Sixth Vein
Charleston Hanson Murphy Ford Vandetta
Coiltown Hecla Nebo Veazey
Dalton Ilsley Nortonville Victoria
Daniel Boone Jewel City Oak Hill Wesco
Dawson Springs Kirkwood Springs Olney West Side Heights
Dozier Heights Little Valley Oriole White Plains

Neighboring Counties


African American

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


cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky. 
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • Hopkins Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 




Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).