Monroe County, Kentucky

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[http://www.monroecounty.ky.gov/ Monroe County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 188<br>Tompkinsville, KY 42167<br>Phone: 270.487.5505&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage, probate<br>and land records from 1863.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce <br>and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monroe 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.monroecounty.ky.gov/ Monroe County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 188<br>Tompkinsville, KY 42167<br>Phone: 270.487.5505&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage, probate<br>and land records from 1863.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce <br>and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monroe 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  
*&nbsp;[[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;
  
 
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
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*'''1861-1946''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to D (1861-1946)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1861-1946''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to D (1861-1946)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.

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Monroe County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded January 19, 1820
County Seat Tompkinsville
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Contents

Quick Dates

Monroe 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

Monroe County Courthouse
PO Box 188
Tompkinsville, KY 42167
Phone: 270.487.5505 

County Clerk has marriage, probate
and land records from 1863.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce
and court records. [1]

History

Parent County

1820--Monroe County was created 19 January 1820 from Barren and Cumberland Counties.  County seat: Tompkinsville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

'1863, 1887--Disasters destroyed most records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Akersville Freetown Mount Hermon
Blythe Gamaliel Mud Lick
Boles Grandview Otia
Bugtussle Gum Tree Persimmon
Coe Harlan Crossroads Raydure
Cyclone Hestand Rockbridge
Emberton Jeffrey Sulphur Lick
Flippin Lamb Tompkinsville
Forkton Martinsburg Vernon
Fountain Run Meshack

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.
18305,340
18406,52622.2%
18507,75618.8%
18608,55110.3%
18709,2318.0%
188010,74116.4%
189010,9892.3%
190013,05318.8%
191013,6634.7%
192014,2144.0%
193013,077−8.0%
194014,0707.6%
195013,770−2.1%
196011,799−14.3%
197011,642−1.3%
198012,3536.1%
199011,401−7.7%
200011,7563.1%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21171.txt

For tips on accessing Monroe 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), Monroe 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).