Letcher County, Kentucky Genealogy

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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& 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.  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& 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.  
 
*Find A Grave also gives a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1055 list of cemeteries in Letcher County] and links to the  information for the individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1055 list of cemeteries in Letcher County] and links to the  information for the individuals buried there,  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|742707|subject-id|disp=some records of cemeteries in Letcher County}}.  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 records of cemeteries in Letcher County}}.  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 list of 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 list of 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.
  

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Letcher County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Founded March 3, 1842
County Seat Whitesburg
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Contents

Quick Dates

Letcher 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

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 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




Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

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).