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Guide to Perry County Kentucky genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Perry County, Kentucky
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Founded November 2, 1820
County Seat Hazard
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Perry County Kentucky Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Perry County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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Perry County Courthouse
Main Street
Hazard, KY 41701
Phone: 606.436.4614[1]

Perry County Kentucky History

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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.

Perry County Kentucky 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

Perry County Kentucky Genealogy Resources


African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:



Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.


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.




Local Histories








Vital Records

Perry County Kentucky Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Perry County Kentucky Genealogy Websites

Perry County Kentucky Genealogy 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).


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