Letcher County, Kentucky

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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Letcher_County,_Kentucky|Letcher County]]''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Letcher County
 
| county = Letcher County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyletch/letcher.htm Letcher Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyletch/letcher.htm Letcher Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
| county_map = Letcher_County_svg.png
 
| county_map = Letcher_County_svg.png
 
| state = Kentucky
 
| state = Kentucky
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| seat wl = Whitesburg
 
| seat wl = Whitesburg
 
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Letcher County, Kentucky|Letcher County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Letcher County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Letcher County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Letcher County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Letcher County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Letcher County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Letcher County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Letcher County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1842
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1848
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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[[Image:Letcher County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Letcher County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]]  
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[http://www.letchercounty.ky.gov/ Letcher County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;101 W Main St; PO Box 58<br> Whitesburg, KY 41858-0058<br> Phone: 606.633.2432<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Letcher County, Kentucky page 272, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Adamson  
 
| Adamson  
 
| East Jenkins  
 
| East Jenkins  
| Jenkins  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenkins,_Kentucky Jenkins]
 
| Payne Gap
 
| Payne Gap
 
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| Beefhide  
 
| Beefhide  
| Ermine  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ermine,_Kentucky Ermine]
 
| Kings Creek  
 
| Kings Creek  
 
| Roxana
 
| Roxana
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| Sackett
 
| Sackett
 
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| Blackey  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackey,_Kentucky Blackey]
 
| Fleming  
 
| Fleming  
| Letcher  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letcher,_Kentucky Letcher]
| Seco
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seco,_Kentucky Seco]
 
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| Burdine  
 
| Burdine  
| Fleming-Neon  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fleming-Neon,_Kentucky Fleming-Neon]
 
| Linefork  
 
| Linefork  
 
| Sergent
 
| Sergent
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| Colson  
 
| Colson  
 
| Gilley  
 
| Gilley  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=1010218&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Letcher%2C+Mayking&columns=*,0,0 Mayking]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Letcher%2C+Mayking|subject|disp=Mayking}}
 
| Thornton
 
| Thornton
 
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| Cromona  
 
| Cromona  
 
| Gordon  
 
| Gordon  
| McRoberts  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McRoberts,_Kentucky McRoberts]
 
| Tillie
 
| Tillie
 
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| Dongola  
 
| Dongola  
| Isom  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isom,_Kentucky Isom]
 
| Oven Fork  
 
| Oven Fork  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195473&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Letcher%2C+Whitesburg&columns=*,0,0 Whitesburg]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Letcher%2C+Whitesburg|subject|disp=Whitesburg}}
 
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| Dunham  
 
| Dunham  
| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195472&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Letcher%2C+Jackhorn&columns=*,0,0 Jackhorn] (hist.)  
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Letcher%2C+Jackhorn|subject|disp=Jackhorn}} (hist.)  
 
| Partridge  
 
| Partridge  
 
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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;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1055 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Letcher County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1055 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Letcher County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=742707&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++Letcher++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Letcher County].&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|742707|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Letcher County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4117&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=38&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Letcher County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4117&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=38&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Letcher County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1850= 2512
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| 1860= 3904
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| 1870= 4608
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| 1880= 6601
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| 1890= 6920
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| 1900= 9172
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| 1910= 10623
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| 1920= 24467
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| 1930= 35702
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| 1940= 40592
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| 1950= 39522
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| 1960= 30102
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| 1970= 23165
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| 1980= 30687
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| 1990= 27000
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| 2000= 25277
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| estimate= 23890
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| estyear= 2008
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| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21133.txt
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1871-1905''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1871-1905)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
==== Web Sites  ====
 
==== Web Sites  ====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195471&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Letcher&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Letcher|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Letcher/ Letcher County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Letcher/ Letcher County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Letcher County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded March 3, 1842
County Seat Whitesburg
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Letcher County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1842 1852 1850 1848 1871
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Letcher County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

Letcher County Courthouse
 101 W Main St; PO Box 58
Whitesburg, KY 41858-0058
Phone: 606.633.2432[1]

History

Parent County

1842--Letcher County was created 3 March 1842 from Perry and Harlan Counties.  County seat: Whitesburg [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Adamson East Jenkins Jenkins Payne Gap
Banks Eolia Jeremiah Polly
Beefhide Ermine Kings Creek Roxana
Bellcraft Farraday Kona Sackett
Blackey Fleming Letcher Seco
Burdine Fleming-Neon Linefork Sergent
Carbon Glow Flint Lucastown Skyline
Carcassonne Gaskill Marlowe Southdown
Colson Gilley Mayking Thornton
Cromona Gordon McRoberts Tillie
Crown Hallie Millstone Tolliver Town
Day Haymond Milton (hist.) Ulvah
Deane Hubert (hist.) Neon Van
Defeated Creek Ice Neon Junction Whitaker
Democrat Indian Bottom (hist.) Oscaloosa Whitco
Dongola Isom Oven Fork Whitesburg
Dunham Jackhorn (hist.) Partridge

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.
18502,512
18603,90455.4%
18704,60818.0%
18806,60143.3%
18906,9204.8%
19009,17232.5%
191010,62315.8%
192024,467130.3%
193035,70245.9%
194040,59213.7%
195039,522−2.6%
196030,102−23.8%
197023,165−23.0%
198030,68732.5%
199027,000−12.0%
200025,277−6.4%
Est. 200823,890−5.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21133.txt

For tips on accessing Letcher County, Kentucky 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), Letcher 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).