McCreary County, Kentucky

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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[McCreary_County,_Kentucky|McCreary County]]''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = McCreary County
 
| county = McCreary County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/ McCreary Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/ McCreary Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
| county_map = McCreary_County_svg.png
 
| county_map = McCreary_County_svg.png
 
| state = Kentucky
 
| state = Kentucky
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| seat wl = Whitley City
 
| seat wl = Whitley City
 
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[McCreary County, Kentucky|McCreary County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:{{KYMcCrearycourthouse}}]]  
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Adair County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Adair County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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[http://mccrearyrecord.com/ McCreary County Courthouse]<br>Main Street PO Box 699<br>Whitley City, KY 42653<br>Phone: 606.376.2411<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McCreary 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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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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| Barthell  
 
| Barthell  
 
| Flat Rock  
 
| Flat Rock  
 
| Nevelsville  
 
| Nevelsville  
| Stearns
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stearns,_Kentucky Stearns]
 
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| Bauer  
 
| Bauer  
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| Beulah Heights  
 
| Beulah Heights  
 
| Gilreath  
 
| Gilreath  
| Pine Knot  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Knot,_Kentucky Pine Knot]
 
| White Oak Junction
 
| White Oak Junction
 
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| Greenwood  
 
| Greenwood  
 
| Revelo  
 
| Revelo  
| Whitley City
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitley_City,_Kentucky Whitley City]
 
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| Blue Heron  
 
| Blue Heron  
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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/mccreary.html McCreary 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/mccreary.html McCreary 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;&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  
 
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net  
 
*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net  
*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
 
 
*[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=1062 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;McCreary 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=1062 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;McCreary 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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=591743&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C++McCreary++%2D++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;McCreary&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|591743|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;McCreary&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=4164&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=41&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;McCreary&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=4164&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=41&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;McCreary&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  ====
 
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1920= 11676
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| 1930= 14627
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| 1940= 16451
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| 1950= 16660
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| 1960= 12463
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| 1970= 12548
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| 1980= 15634
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| 1990= 15603
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| 2000= 17080
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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://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/births/births.htm Births]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/births/births.htm Births]  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/deaths/deaths.htm Deaths]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *[http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/deaths/deathcert.htm Death Certificates]&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/mccreary/deaths.html Deaths] &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *[http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/deaths/deathcert.htm Death Certificates]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/marriages/marriages.htm Marriages]  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/mccreary/marriages/marriages.htm Marriages]  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project  
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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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*[[Whitley City Kentucky Family History Center]]
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195534&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+McCreary&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+McCreary|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/McCreary/ McCreary&nbsp;County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/McCreary/ McCreary&nbsp;County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
  

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McCreary County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Facts
Founded March 12, 1912
County Seat Whitley City
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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

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

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), 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).