McCreary County, Kentucky

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  McCreary County

Guide to McCreary County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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McCreary County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 12, 1912
County Seat Whitley City
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for McCreary County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1912
1912
1912
1920
1912
1912
McCreary County Courthouse, Whitley City, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

McCreary County Courthouse
Main Street PO Box 699
Whitley City, KY 42653
Phone: 606.376.2411[1]

History

Parent County

1912--McCreary County was created 12 March 1912 from Whitley, Pulaski and Wayne Counties.
County seat: Whitley City [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Barthell Flat Rock Nevelsville Stearns
Bauer Funston Oz Strunk
Beulah Heights Gilreath Pine Knot White Oak Junction
Big South Fork (hist.) Greenwood Revelo Whitley City
Blue Heron Hickory Grove Sawyer Wiborg
Camargo Hill Top Silerville Worley
Co-Operative Hollyhill Slavans Yamacraw
Creekmore Honeybee Smith Town
Fidelity Marshes Siding

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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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.
192011,676
193014,62725.3%
194016,45112.5%
195016,6601.3%
196012,463−25.2%
197012,5480.7%
198015,63424.6%
199015,603−0.2%
200017,0809.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21147.txt

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

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for McCreary County, Kentucky. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in McCreary County, Kentucky served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in McCreary County, Kentucky:

- 6th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Union), Company C

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as McCreary County, Kentucky newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records are held by the McCreary County, Kentucky Clerk of Court and are housed at the McCreary County, Kentucky Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Taxation

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the McCreary County, Kentucky Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the McCreary County, Kentucky Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky 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), McCreary 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).