Lee County, Kentucky Genealogy

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[http://www.lawrencecounty.ky.gov/ Lee County Courthouse]<br>Main St Room 11; PO Box 551<br>Beattyville, KY 41311<br>Phone: 606.464.4115&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage, probate and land recordsfrom 1870.<br>
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[http://www.lawrencecounty.ky.gov/ Lee County Courthouse]<br>Main St Room 11; PO Box 551<br>Beattyville, KY 41311<br>Phone: 606.464.4115&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage, probate and land recordsfrom 1870.<br> Clerk Circuit&nbsp;Court has divorce and court records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lee County, Kentucky page 272, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
Clerk Circuit&nbsp;Court has divorce and court records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lee County, Kentucky page 272, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[[Kentucky_Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
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*'''1873-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1873-1945)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1873-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1873-1945)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.

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Founded January 29, 1870
County Seat Beattyville
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Contents

Quick Dates

Lee 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

Lee County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

Lee County Courthouse
Main St Room 11; PO Box 551
Beattyville, KY 41311
Phone: 606.464.4115 

County Clerk has marriage, probate and land recordsfrom 1870.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records [1]

History

Parent County

1870--Lee County was created 29 January 1870 from Owsley, Estill, Wolfe and Breathitt Counties.
County seat: Beattyville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Airedale Delvinta Lower Buffalo Saint Helens
Arvel Enoch Maloney Tallega
Athol Fillmore Monica Vada
Beattyville Fixer Mount Olive White Ash
Bell Point Greeley Old Landing Williba
Canyon Falls Heidelberg Pinnacle Willow
Congleton Ida May Primrose Yellow Rock
Cressmont Lone Proctor Zoe

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.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18804,254
18906,20545.9%
19007,98828.7%
19109,53119.3%
192011,91825.0%
19309,729−18.4%
194010,86011.6%
19508,739−19.5%
19607,420−15.1%
19706,587−11.2%
19807,75417.7%
19907,422−4.3%
20007,9166.7%
Est. 20087,414−6.3%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21129.txt

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


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lee County, Kentucky page 272, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).