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Guide to Jackson County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Jackson County, Kentucky
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Founded February 2, 1858
County Seat McKee
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Contents

Jackson County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Jackson County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1858 1858 1858 1860 1858 1860
*Many years between 1858 and 1911 are missing

Jackson County Court
Main Street
McKee, KY 40447
Phone: 606.287.7811[1]

Jackson County Kentucky History

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The county is named after President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).[2]

Parent County

1858--Jackson County was created 2 February 1858 from Madison, Estill, Owsley, Clay, Laurel and Rockcastle Counties.
County seat: McKee [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1827--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

Jackson County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Alcorn Eberle Loam Privett
Annville Eglon Macedonia Royrader
Atkinstown Egypt Maulden Sand Springs
Blanton Flats Elias McKee Sandgap
Bond Foxtown Mildred Sourwood
Bradshaw Gray Hawk Moores Creek Threelinks
Brazil Green Hill Morrill Tyner
Clover Botton Herd Mummie Waneta
Cornelius High Knob New Zion Welchburg
Dabolt Hisel Olin Wind Cave
Datha Hurley Peoples Zekes Point
Drip Rock Kerby Knob

Neighboring Counties

Jackson County Kentucky Genealogy Resources

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African American Research

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.
18603,087
18704,54747.3%
18806,67846.9%
18908,26123.7%
190010,56127.8%
191010,7341.6%
192011,6878.9%
193010,467−10.4%
194016,33956.1%
195013,101−19.8%
196010,677−18.5%
197010,005−6.3%
198011,99619.9%
199011,955−0.3%
200013,49512.9%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21109.txt

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


Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1858-1859 - Jackson County Birth Index 1858-1859. Batch C517521 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874 - Jackson County Birth Index 1874. Batch C517522 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Jackson County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517523 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
  • 1858-1859 - Jackson County Marriage Index 1858-1859. Batch M517521 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874-1875 - Jackson County Marriage Index 1874-1875. Batch M517524 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876-1879 - Jackson County Marriage Index 1876-1879. Batch M517525 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Unsorted

Jackson County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Jackson County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Jackson County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jackson County, Kentucky page 271, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Jackson County, Kentucky," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.


 

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