Perry County, Kentucky

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[http://www.perrycounty.ky.gov/ Perry County Courthouse]<br>Main Street<br>Hazard, KY 41701<br>Phone: 606.436.4614&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1821.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records.<br>&nbsp;Clerk <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1342544607526_850" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1342544607541_485" />Circuit Court has probate and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Perry County, Kentucky page 274, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.perrycounty.ky.gov/ Perry County Courthouse]<br>Main Street<br>Hazard, KY 41701<br>Phone: 606.436.4614&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1821.<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records.<br>&nbsp;Clerk <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1342544607526_850" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1342544607541_485" />Circuit Court has probate and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Perry County, Kentucky page 274, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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The county and county seat are named after U.S. Naval hero [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Hazard_Perry Oliver Hazard Perry] (1785-1819).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of Counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county and county seat are named after U.S. Naval hero [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Hazard_Perry Oliver Hazard Perry] (1785-1819).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tennessee_county_name_etymologies "List of Counties in Tennessee,"] Wikipedia.</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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*'''1899-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 2 (1899-1964)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1899-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 2 (1899-1964)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.

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Founded November 2, 1820
County Seat Hazard
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Contents

Quick Dates

Perry 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

Perry County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

Perry County Courthouse
Main Street
Hazard, KY 41701
Phone: 606.436.4614 

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1821.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records.
 Clerk Circuit Court has probate and court records. [1]

History

Oliver Hazard Perry.JPG

The county and county seat are named after U.S. Naval hero Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819).[2]

Parent County

1820--Perry County was created 2 November 1820 from Clay and Floyd Counties.  County seat: Hazard [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1885, 1911--Disasters destroyed most records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Acup Cornettsville Hardburly Red Hill
Airport Gardens Curly Fork Harveyton Rock Fork
Allais Daisy Hazard Saul
Allock Darfork Hilton Scuddy
Ary Defiance Hiner Sixteen
Avawam Delphia Hurricane Slemp
Beech Fork Diablock Jeff Stacy
Beehive Dice Johnson Tilford
Big Branch (hist.) Doorway Jones Tribbey
Big Hill Dow Kodak Typo
Blue Diamond Dunraven Krypton Upper Pidgeonroost (hist.)
Bonnyman Dwarf Lamont Upper Squabble
Bowlington (hist.) Engle Lead Branch Vicco
Browns Fork Eversole Leatherwood Viper
Buckhorn Farler Little Beech (hist.) Walkertown
Bulan Fourseam Lothair Wentz
Busy Fuson Manuel Whitaker
Butterfly Fusonia Middle Fork Whitsett (hist.)
Campbell Gays Creek Middle Squabble Woodland Park
Chavies Glomawr Miller Yerkes
Christopher Grigsby Mudlick
Clemons Happy Napfor
Combs Happy Valley (hist.) Olivers

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.  %±
1830 3,330
1840 3,089 −7.2%
1850 3,092 0.1%
1860 3,950 27.7%
1870 4,274 8.2%
1880 5,607 31.2%
1890 6,331 12.9%
1900 8,276 30.7%
1910 11,255 36.0%
1920 26,042 131.4%
1930 42,186 62.0%
1940 47,828 13.4%
1950 46,566 −2.6%
1960 34,961 −24.9%
1970 25,714 −26.4%
1980 33,763 31.3%
1990 30,283 −10.3%
2000 29,390 −2.9%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Perry 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

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), Perry County, Kentucky page 274, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "List of Counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).