Metcalfe County, Kentucky

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Metcalfe County's civil records start the following years:  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:{{KYMetcalfecourthouse}}]] [[Image:{{KYMetcalfeoldcourthouse}}]] <br>[http://metcalfecounty.ky.gov/ Metcalfe County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 850; <br>Edmonton, KY 42129<br>Phone: 270.432.4821&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Metcalfe County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[[Image:{{KYMetcalfecourthouse}}]] [[Image:{{KYMetcalfeoldcourthouse}}]] <br>[http://metcalfecounty.ky.gov/ Metcalfe County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 850; <br>Edmonton, KY 42129<br>Phone: 270.432.4821&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Metcalfe County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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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  
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
 
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*'''1865-1933''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1865-1933)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1865-1933''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1865-1933)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.

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Facts
Founded February 1, 1860
County Seat Edmonton
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Contents

Quick Dates

Metcalfe County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1852

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

Metcalfe County Courthouse, Edmonton, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
Old Metcalfe County Courthouse, Edmonton, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

Metcalfe County Courthouse
PO Box 850;
Edmonton, KY 42129
Phone: 270.432.4821 

County Clerk has marriage and land records. [1]

History

 Parent County

1860--Metcalfe County was created 1 February 1860 from Adair, Barren, Cumberland, Green and Monroe Counties.
County seat: Edmonton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1867--A disaster destroyed most records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Beaumont Cork Goodluck Savoyard
Beechville Curtis Knob Lick Shady Grove
Cedar Flats Echo New Liberty Summer Shade
Center Edmonton Node Willow Shade
Clarks Corner Gascon Randolph Wisdom
Cofer

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.
18707,934
18809,42318.8%
18909,8714.8%
19009,9881.2%
191010,4534.7%
192010,075−3.6%
19309,373−7.0%
194010,85315.8%
19509,851−9.2%
19608,367−15.1%
19708,177−2.3%
19809,48416.0%
19908,963−5.5%
200010,03712.0%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21169.txt

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

Church

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography
  • [Crenshaw] Peden, Henry C. The Crenshaws of Kentucky, 1800-1995: A Genealogy of the Crenshaws in South-central Kentucky, Primarily the Counties of Barren and Metcalfe, Including the Related Families of Allen, Arnett, Beard, Bird, Bradshaw, Dearing, Dickey, Duke, Franklin, Goad, Hord, Jackson, Love, Maupin, Mitchell, Munday, Pace, Parrish ... Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 C863p

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Metcalfe 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).