McCracken County, Kentucky Genealogy

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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[McCracken_County,_Kentucky|McCracken County]]''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = McCracken County
 
| county = McCracken County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/mccracken/ McCracken Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/mccracken/ McCracken Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
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| seat wl = Paducah
 
| seat wl = Paducah
 
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[McCracken County, Kentucky|McCracken County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:{{KYMcCrackencourthouse}}]]  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[McCracken County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[McCracken County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[McCracken County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[McCracken County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[McCracken County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[McCracken County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1825</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1830</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1825</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1825</center>
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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[[Image:{{KYMcCrackencourthouse}}]]
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[http://www.countyclerk.mccrackencounty.ky.gov/ McCracken County Courthouse]<br>132 S 4th Street<br>Paducah, KY 42001<br>Phone&nbsp;270.335.5168<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McCracken County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1824'''--McCracken County was created 17 December 1824&nbsp;from [[Hickman County, Kentucky|Hickman]] County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Paducah <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1824'''--McCracken County was created 17 December 1824&nbsp;from [[Hickman County, Kentucky|Hickman]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Paducah <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Avondale Heights  
 
| Avondale Heights  
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| Cimota City  
 
| Cimota City  
| Hendron  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hendron,_Kentucky Hendron]
 
| Melber  
 
| Melber  
 
| Shady Grove
 
| Shady Grove
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+McCracken%2C+Lamont|subject|disp=Lamont}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+McCracken%2C+Lamont|subject|disp=Lamont}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+McCracken%2C+Ragland|subject|disp=Ragland}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+McCracken%2C+Ragland|subject|disp=Ragland}}  
| Woodlawn
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodlawn-Oakdale,_Kentucky Woodlawn]
 
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| Futrell  
 
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/mccracken.html McCracken Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/mccracken.html McCracken Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~&nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;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&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1061 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;McCracken County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1061 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;McCracken County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|654119|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;McCracken&nbsp; County.}}&nbsp; 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|654119|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;McCracken&nbsp; County.}}&nbsp; 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=4163&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=42&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;McCracken&nbsp; 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=4163&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=42&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;McCracken&nbsp; 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  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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| 1830= 1297
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| 1840= 4745
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| 1850= 6067
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| 1860= 10360
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| 1870= 13988
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| 1880= 16262
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| 1890= 21051
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| 1900= 28733
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| 1910= 35064
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| 1920= 37246
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| 1930= 46271
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| 1940= 48534
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| 1950= 49137
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| 1960= 57306
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| 1970= 58281
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| 1980= 61310
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| 1990= 62879
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| 2000= 65514
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
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*Neuman, Fred G. ''The Story of Paducah.'' Paducah, Ky.: Young Printing Company, 1920. Digital version at {{FSbook|952189}} - free.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battle was fought in McCracken County.
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*March 25, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky010.htm Paducah]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky010.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/KYmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Kentucky.<br> <br>
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1825-1947''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to H (1825-1947)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
==== Web Sites ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Paducah Kentucky Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/mccracken/ McCracken County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/mccracken/ McCracken County KYGenWeb]  

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County Seat Paducah
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for McCracken County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1825
1852
1830
1825
1825
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
McCracken County Courthouse, Paducah, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

McCracken County Courthouse
132 S 4th Street
Paducah, KY 42001
Phone 270.335.5168[1]

History

Parent County

1824--McCracken County was created 17 December 1824 from Hickman County.
County seat: Paducah [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Avondale Heights Future City Lone Oak Riverview
Camelia Grahamville Massac Rossington
Cecil Hardmoney Maxon Rowlandtown
Chiles Heath Maxon Crossing Saint Johns
Cimota City Hendron Melber Shady Grove
Concord High Point Oakdale Stiles Crossing
Epperson Ingleside Oaks Tyler
Forest Hill Krebs Paducah West Paducah
Freemont Lamont Ragland Woodlawn
Futrell Littleville Reidland Woodville

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.
18301,297
18404,745265.8%
18506,06727.9%
186010,36070.8%
187013,98835.0%
188016,26216.3%
189021,05129.4%
190028,73336.5%
191035,06422.0%
192037,2466.2%
193046,27124.2%
194048,5344.9%
195049,1371.2%
196057,30616.6%
197058,2811.7%
198061,3105.2%
199062,8792.6%
200065,5144.2%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21145.txt

For tips on accessing McCracken County, Kentucky Genealogy census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Neuman, Fred G. The Story of Paducah. Paducah, Ky.: Young Printing Company, 1920. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in McCracken County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Kentucky.

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), McCracken County, Kentucky page 273, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August, 2012)