Metcalfe County, Kentucky

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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Metcalfe_County,_Kentucky|Metcalfe County]]''
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Metcalfe_County,_Kentucky|Metcalfe County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
== Quick Dates  ==
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Metcalfe County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Metcalfe County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Metcalfe County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Metcalfe County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Metcalfe County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Metcalfe County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Metcalfe County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Metcalfe County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Metcalfe County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Metcalfe County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Metcalfe County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1860</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1861</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1860</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1860</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1868</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1865</center>
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1860 and 1911 are missing</center>
 
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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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<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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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:{{KYMetcalfecourthouse}}]] [[Image:{{KYMetcalfeoldcourthouse}}]]  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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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/metcalfe.html Metcalfe 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/metcalfe.html Metcalfe 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;&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=1073 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Metcalfe 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=1073 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Metcalfe 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|427988|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Metcalfe 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|427988|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Metcalfe 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=4174&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=26&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Metcalfe 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=4174&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=26&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Metcalfe 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.
  
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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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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1865-1933''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1865-1933)|access=browse}} has 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.kykinfolk.com/metcalfe/index.html Metcalfe County Genealogy ](USGenWeb)  
 
*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/metcalfe/index.html Metcalfe County Genealogy ](USGenWeb)  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Metcalfe|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Metcalfe|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Metcalfe/ Metcalfe County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Metcalfe/ Metcalfe County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)  
*[http://www.scrtc.com/~metcolib/ Metcalfe County Public Library]
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*[http://www.metcalfecounty.ky.gov/departments/library.htm/ Metcalfe County Public Library] &nbsp;
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Sulphur Well Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Revision as of 01:16, 14 December 2012

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Metcalfe County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded February 1, 1860
County Seat Edmonton
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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Metcalfe County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1860
1861
1860
1860
1868
1865
*Many years between 1860 and 1911 are missing
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[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).