Monroe County, Kentucky

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[[Image:Monroe County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Monroe County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg]] Monroe County; PO Box 188; Tompkinsville, KY 42167; Ph. 270.487.5505 Details: (Co Clk has m, pro & land rec from 1863; Clk Cir Ct has div & ct rec)
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Revision as of 15:58, 11 July 2012

Monroe County, Kentucky
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Map of Kentucky highlighting Monroe County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
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 Kentucky Courthouse.jpg
 Monroe County; PO Box 188; Tompkinsville, KY 42167; Ph. 270.487.5505 Details: (Co Clk has m, pro & land rec from 1863; Clk Cir Ct has div & ct rec)

History

Parent County

1820--Monroe County was created 19 January 1820 from Barren and Cumberland Counties.  County seat: Tompkinsville [1]

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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).