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Ohio County, Kentucky
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Founded December 17, 1798
County Seat Hartford
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Kentucky county in the Western Coal Fields region.

Contents

Quick Dates

Ohio County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852   1852 1810     

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing



County Courthouse

Ohio County Courthouse, Hartford, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

History

Parent County

1798--Ohio County was created 17 December 1798 from Hardin County.  County seat: Hartford [1]

Boundary Changes

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

'1864--A disaster destroyed most records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Adaburg Dukehurst Magan Rosine
Aetnaville Dundee Matanzas Sandefur Crossing
Arnold Echols McHenry Scottown
Askin Ellmitch Mt. Pleasant Select
Baizetown Equality Narrows Shreve
Beaver Dam Flint Springs Nineteen Shultztown
Beda Fordsville No Creek Simmons
Bells Run Hartford Oak Grove Smallhous
Buford Haynesville Olaton Sulphur Springs
Centertown Heflin Pleasant Ridge Sunnydale
Ceralvo Herbert Point Pleasant Taffy
Coffman Highview Prentiss White Run
Combs Ford Horse Branch Ralph Windy Hill
Cool Springs Horton Renfrow Wysox
Cromwell Jingo Reynolds Station
Deanefield Ken Wye Rob Roy
Dogwalk Kirtley Rockport

Neighboring Counties

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.  %±
1800 1,223
1810 3,792 210.1%
1820 3,879 2.3%
1830 4,715 21.6%
1840 6,592 39.8%
1850 9,749 47.9%
1860 12,209 25.2%
1870 15,561 27.5%
1880 19,669 26.4%
1890 22,946 16.7%
1900 27,287 18.9%
1910 27,642 1.3%
1920 26,473 −4.2%
1930 24,469 −7.6%
1940 24,421 −0.2%
1950 20,840 −14.7%
1960 17,725 −14.9%
1970 18,790 6.0%
1980 21,765 15.8%
1990 21,105 −3.0%
2000 22,916 8.6%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Ohio County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Westerfield

Court

Genealogy

  • [Render] Smith, Pearl O. Renders and Their Relatives; Joshua Render of Charles County, Maryland, and Orange County, Virginia, and His Descendants, 1720-1985. Arlington, Va.: P.O. Smith, 1985. FHL Book 929.273 R293s.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

LDS Ward and Branch Records

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)

 

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