McCracken County, Kentucky Genealogy

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Contents

County Courthouse

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

History

Parent County

1824--McCracken County was created 17 December 1824 from Hickman County.  County seat: Paducah [1]

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

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. 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 Interment.net
  • McCracken 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. 

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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).