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

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Leslie County, Kentucky
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Founded March 29, 1878
County Seat Hyden
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Leslie County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Leslie County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1878 1878 1878 1880 1879 18--
*Many years between 1878 and 1911 are missing

Leslie County Courthouse
22010 Main St; PO Box 916
Hyden, KY 41749
Phone: 606.672.2193[1]

Leslie County Kentucky History

The county is named for Kentucky Governor Preston H. Leslie (1819-1907).

Parent County

1878--Leslie County was created 29 March 1878 from Clay, Harlan and Perry Counties.  County seat: Hyden [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Leslie County Kentucky Places/Localities

Populated Places

Asher Cutshin Kaliopi Spruce Pine
Bear Branch Dryhill Lewis Creek Stinnett
Big Fork Essie Mozelle Thousandsticks
Bick Rock Frew Napier Warbranch
Causey Helton Roark Wendover
Chappell Hoskinston Saylor Wooton
Cinda Hyden Sizerock Yeaddiss
Confluence Jason Smilax

Neighboring Counties

Leslie 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.
18803,740
18903,9646.0%
19006,75370.4%
19108,97632.9%
192010,09712.5%
193010,7656.6%
194014,98139.2%
195015,5373.7%
196010,941−29.6%
197011,6236.2%
198014,88228.0%
199013,642−8.3%
200012,401−9.1%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21131.txt

For tips on accessing Leslie 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

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Leslie 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

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Leslie County, Kentucky newspapers in online catalogs like:

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
Marriage
  • 1878 - Leslie County Marriage Index 1878. Batch M518151 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Unsorted

Leslie County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Leslie County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Leslie County Kentucky Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Leslie 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).
  3. 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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