Larue County, Kentucky

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Revision as of 04:07, 2 July 2013

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Larue County

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

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Larue County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded March 4, 1843
County Seat Hodgenville
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Larue County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1843 1852 1860 1843 1843
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Larue County Courthouse
209 W High Street
Hodgenville, KY 42748
Phone: 270.358.3544[1]

History

The county is named for John Larue (1746-1792), Kentucky frontier settler.[2]

Parent County

1843--Larue County was created 4 March 1843 from Hardin County.  County seat: Hodgenville [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1865--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Athertonville Hodgenville Malt (hist.) South Buffalo
Attilla Jerico Mathers Mill Talley
Boundary Oak Keith (hist.) Maxine Tanner
Buffalo Leafdale Mount Sherman Tonieville
Ginseng Lyons Roanoke White City
Gleanings Magnolia

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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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.
18505,859
18606,89117.6%
18708,23519.5%
18809,79318.9%
18909,433−3.7%
190010,76414.1%
191010,701−0.6%
192010,004−6.5%
19309,093−9.1%
19409,6225.8%
19509,9563.5%
196010,3463.9%
197010,6723.2%
198011,92211.7%
199011,679−2.0%
200013,37314.5%
Est. 200613,7913.1%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21123.txt

For tips on accessing Larue County, Kentucky 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

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
  • [Bomar] Wilbur, Tom. Eight Bomar Families of Early Hardin, Hart, and Larue Counties, Kentucky and Some of Their Descendants: A Few Allied Families: Bolton, Buckner, Clopton, Cruse, Dye, Ferguson, Hazle, Highbaugh, Hill, Hodge(s) Jaggers, Lamkin Mears, Owen(s), Shelton, Simpson, Waddle, Wheeler. Okemos, Mich.: T. Wilbur, 1997. FHL Book 929.273 B639w

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Larue County, Kentucky. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1852-1862 - Larue County Birth Index 1852-1862. Batch C517581 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1874-1875 - Larue County Birth Index 1874-1875. Batch C517582 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Larue County Birth Index 1875. Batch C517583 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage
  • 1852-1862 - Larue County Marriage Index 1852-1862. Batch M517581 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1875 - Larue County Marriage Index 1875. Batch M517584 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1876-1878 - Larue County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch M517585 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Unsorted

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Larue County, Kentucky page 272, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Larue County, Kentucky," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaRue_County,_Kentucky.
  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.