Kenton County, Kentucky

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| county = Kenton County
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| county_map = Kenton_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| founded year = 1840
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| founded date = January 29
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| seat wl = Covington
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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'''1840'''--Kenton County was created 29 January 1840&nbsp;from [[Campbell County, Kentucky|Campbell]] County. There are two court houses, one at Independence and one at Covington. '''County seat:''' Covington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1840'''--Kenton County was created 29 January 1840&nbsp;from [[Campbell County, Kentucky|Campbell]] County. There are two court houses, one at Independence and one at Covington. <br>'''County seat:''' Covington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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Kenton County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Kenton County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 29, 1840
County Seat Covington
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Kenton County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

History

Parent County

1840--Kenton County was created 29 January 1840 from Campbell County. There are two court houses, one at Independence and one at Covington.
County seat: Covington [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Alexander Erlanger Latonia South Hills
Amsterdam (hist.) Fairview Latonia Lakes Springdale
Atwood Fiskburg Lookout Heights Springlake
Bank Lick Forest Hills Ludlow Staffordsburg
Bracht Fort Mitchell Maurice Summit Hills Heights
Bromley Fort Wright Morning View Sunny Acres
Cloud City (hist.) Grant Nicholson Taylor Mill
Covington Independence Oak Ridge Villa Hills
Crescent Park Kenton Park Hills Visalia
Crescent Springs Kenton Hills Piner West Covington
Crestview Hills Kenton Vale Ricedale White Tower
DeCoursey Lakeside Park Ryland White Villa
Edgewood Lakeview Ryland Heights Winston Hills (hist.)
Elsmere Lamb Sanfordtown Winston Park



















Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

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


Cemeteries

Kentucky 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
  • Kenton 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. 

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Websites

References

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