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Founded December 13, 1798
County Seat Smithland
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Contents

Quick Dates

Livingston 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

Court St.
Smithland, KY 42081

Livingston County Courthouse, Smithland, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

History

Livingston Co., Ky. GenWeb    http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/

Parent County

1798--Livingston County was created 13 December 1798 from Christian County.
County seat: Smithland [1]

Boundary Changes

Livingston Co., Ky. from Christian Co., Ky.   http://www.westernkyhistory.org/livingston/

Record Loss

A loss of some records occurred due to a fire in 1804

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bayou Hampton Ledbetter Salem
Birdsville Heater Lola Smithland
Burna Iuka Newbern Tiline
Carrsville Joy Pinckneyville Vicksburg
Grand Rivers Lake City

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

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

Cemeteries

Kentucky Cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18002,856
18103,67428.6%
18205,82458.5%
18305,9712.5%
18409,02551.1%
18506,578−27.1%
18607,2139.7%
18708,20013.7%
18809,16511.8%
18909,4743.4%
190011,35419.8%
191010,627−6.4%
19209,732−8.4%
19308,608−11.5%
19409,1276.0%
19507,184−21.3%
19607,029−2.2%
19707,5968.1%
19809,21921.4%
19909,062−1.7%
20009,8048.2%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21139.txt



Church

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography
  • [Baker] Chapman, Peggy Brown. Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties & Jackson Purchase, Kentucky. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 B171cp

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Livingston County Kentucky Vital Records
  • Livingston County Clerk

335 Court Street
Smithland, KY 42081

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

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

 

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