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Founded December 19, 1798
County Seat Nicholasville
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Contents

Quick Dates

Jessamine County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1852

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

Jessamine County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

Jessamine County Courthouse
Main Street
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356

County Clerk's Office
Jessamine County Courthouse
Main Street
859-885-4161 or 9464.

History

Parent County

1798--Jessamine County was created 19 December 1798 from Fayette County.  County seat: Nicholasville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Camp Nelson High Bridge Nicholasville Sulphur Well Park (hist.)
Chattersville (hist.) Jessamine Oak Hill (hist.) Sweet Home (hist.)
Crisman Mill (hist.) Keene Oakdale (hist.) Union Mills
Dixon Town Lexington Park (hist.) Pekin (hist.) Vineyard
Edgewood (hist.) Little Hickman Pink Watts Store
Hall Logana Pollard Wilmore
Hanly Mount Lebanon Red Oak (hist.) Wilmore Park (hist.)

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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.

For additional information about Jessamine County cemeteries, visit Jessamine County, Kentucky Cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18005,461
18108,37753.4%
18209,29711.0%
18309,9607.1%
18409,396−5.7%
185010,2499.1%
18609,465−7.6%
18708,638−8.7%
188010,86425.8%
189011,2483.5%
190011,9256.0%
191012,6135.8%
192012,205−3.2%
193012,4311.9%
194012,174−2.1%
195012,4582.3%
196013,6259.4%
197017,43027.9%
198026,14650.0%
199030,50816.7%
200039,04128.0%
Est. 200846,71619.7%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21113.txt




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
  • [Overstreet] Windland, Harry K. James Overstreet: His Progeny and Allied Families. Glen Carbon, Ill.: H.K. Windland, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 Ov2wh
  • [Price] Katz, Gertrude Morton Price and S.M. Duncan. William Price, Kentucky Pioneer, and His Family and Times. Typescript. Microfilmed 1986. FHL Film 1321366 Item 5
  • [Stuart] Stuart, W. Wilson, Cheryl Stuart Oberhaus, and Mary Haislip Jameson. Genealogy of Thomas and Elizabeth Stuart 1762-1826 from Virginia to Kentucky to Missouri with Some Descendants. Keokuk, Iowa: W.W. Stuart, 1993. FHL Book 929.273 St91sw

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Jessamine County Public Library
600 So. Main Street
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Telephone 859-885-3523

Web Sites

References

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

 

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