Letcher County, Kentucky

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Revision as of 19:11, 26 August 2010

 United States  > Kentucky > Letcher County

Contents

County Courthouse

Letcher County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

History

Parent County

1842--Letcher County was created 3 March 1842 from Perry and Harlan Counties.  County seat: Whitesburg [1]

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

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

Cemeteries

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
  • Letcher 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

Web Sites

References

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