Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy

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[http://www.martincounty.ky.gov/ Martin County Courthouse]<br>Main Street <br>Inez, KY 41224<br>Phone: 606.298.2810&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1903-1949, <br>marriage records from 1883 and death records 1911-1949; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Martin County, Kentucky page 273, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.martincounty.ky.gov/ Martin County Courthouse]<br>Main Street <br>Inez, KY 41224<br>Phone: 606.298.2810&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1903-1949, <br>marriage records from 1883 and death records 1911-1949; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Martin County, Kentucky page 273, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
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Revision as of 19:46, 13 August 2012

Martin County, Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 10, 1870
County Seat Inez
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Contents

Quick Dates

Martin County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1871 1852 1880 1870 1861

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

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

Martin County Courthouse
Main Street
Inez, KY 41224
Phone: 606.298.2810 

County Clerk has birth records 1903-1949,
marriage records from 1883 and death records 1911-1949;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, probate and court records[1]

History

Parent County

1870--Martin County was created in 1870 from Johnson, Floyd, Pike and Lawrence counties.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1892--A disaster destroyed most records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Beauty Hode McClure Threeforks
Castle Inez Milo Tomahawk
Davella Job Moree Warfield
Davisport Laura Pilgrim West Lovely
Debord Lovely Stidham

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.

  • 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 list of cemeteries in Martin County and links to the  information for the individuals buried there,
  • Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries.
  • ePodunk list of Martin 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

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18803,057
18904,20937.7%
19005,78037.3%
19107,29126.1%
19207,6545.0%
19308,58412.2%
194010,97027.8%
195011,6776.4%
196010,201−12.6%
19709,377−8.1%
198013,92548.5%
199012,526−10.0%
200012,5780.4%
Est. 200811,602−7.8%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21159.txt

For tips on accessing Martin County, Kentucky Genealogy 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), Martin County, Kentucky page 273, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.