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Martin County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Martin County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Founded March 10, 1870
County Seat Inez


County Courthouse

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


Parent County

1870--Martin County was created 10 March 1870 from Johnson, Floyd, Pike and Lawrence Counties.  County seat: Inez [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1892--A disaster destroyed most records.


Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties


African American

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


Kentucky 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
  • Martin 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. 
  • Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries.




Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


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


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