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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Powell_County,_Kentucky|Powell County]]''  
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<br> {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Powell County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/powell/ Powell Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Ky-powell.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1852
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| founded date = January 7
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| seat wl = Stanton
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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|-
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Powell County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Powell County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Powell County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Powell County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" | <center>[[Powell County, Kentucky#Land|'''Deeds''']]</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Powell County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1860</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1864</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>1864</center>
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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[[Image:Powell County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;[http://www.powellcounty.ky.gov/ Powell County Courthouse] <br>140 Washington Street<br>PO Box 548; <br>Stanton, KY 40380<br>Phone: 606.663.6444<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Powell County, Kentucky page 274, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1852'''--Powell County was created 7 January 1852&nbsp;from [[Montgomery County, Kentucky|Montgomery]], [[Clark County, Kentucky|Clark]] and [[Estill County, Kentucky|Estill]] Counties.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Stanton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1864--'''A disaster destroyed most records.
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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{| width="710" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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| Barker Branch
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| Hatton Creek
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| Pecks Creek
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| Upper Cane
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| Black Creek
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| Judy
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| Piggville
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| Vaughns Mill
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| Bowen
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| Knowlton
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| Powell Valley
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| Virden
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| Cat Creek
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| Lone Oak
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| Rosslyn
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| Waltersville
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_City,_Kentucky Clay City]
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| Morris Creek
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slade,_Kentucky Slade]
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| Westbend
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| Crow
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| North Bend
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| South Fork
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| Fortner
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| Old Lombard
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| Spaas Creek
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| Happy Top
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| Paint Creek
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanton,_Kentucky Stanton]
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|}
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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*[[Clark County, Kentucky|Clark]]
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*[[Estill County, Kentucky|Estill]]
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*[[Lee County, Kentucky|Lee]]
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*[[Menifee County, Kentucky|Menifee]]
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*[[Montgomery County, Kentucky|Montgomery]]
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*[[Wolfe County, Kentucky|Wolfe]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American Research  ====
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/powell.html Powell Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
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*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~&nbsp;&nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1087 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Powell County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|827504|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Powell County.}}&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4249&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=9&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Powell County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
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==== Census  ====
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|1860 |2257
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|1870 |2599
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|1880 |3639
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|1890 |4698
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|1900 |6443
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|1910 |6268
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|1920 |6745
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|1930 |5800
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|1940 |7671
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|1950 |6812
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|1960 |6674
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|1970 |7704
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|1980 |11101
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|1990 |11686
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|2000 |13237
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}}
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1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Powell County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Kentucky Census|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.
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See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html Kentucky Postcards] ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1864-1989''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 5 (1864-1989)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
== Townships and Cities ==
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==== Societies and Libraries ====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
*Family History Library Catalog. Salt Lake City, Utah.
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Web Sites  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/powell/ Powell Co. KYGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ky/powell/toc.html Powell County USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C++Powell|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Powell/ Powell County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History]&nbsp;&nbsp; (Linkpendium)<br>
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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<references />{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}
  
 
[[Category:Powell_County,_Kentucky]]
 
[[Category:Powell_County,_Kentucky]]

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Contents

County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Powell County, Kentucky Government Records
Birth*
Marriage
Death*
Census
Deeds
Wills
1852
1852
1852
1860
1864
1864
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
Powell County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg
 Powell County Courthouse
140 Washington Street
PO Box 548;
Stanton, KY 40380
Phone: 606.663.6444[1]

History

Parent County

1852--Powell County was created 7 January 1852 from Montgomery, Clark and Estill Counties.  County seat: Stanton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864--A disaster destroyed most records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Barker Branch Hatton Creek Pecks Creek Upper Cane
Black Creek Judy Piggville Vaughns Mill
Bowen Knowlton Powell Valley Virden
Cat Creek Lone Oak Rosslyn Waltersville
Clay City Morris Creek Slade Westbend
Crow North Bend South Fork
Fortner Old Lombard Spaas Creek
Happy Top Paint Creek Stanton

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.  %±
1860 2,257
1870 2,599 15.2%
1880 3,639 40.0%
1890 4,698 29.1%
1900 6,443 37.1%
1910 6,268 −2.7%
1920 6,745 7.6%
1930 5,800 −14.0%
1940 7,671 32.3%
1950 6,812 −11.2%
1960 6,674 −2.0%
1970 7,704 15.4%
1980 11,101 44.1%
1990 11,686 5.3%
2000 13,237 13.3%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Powell 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), Powell County, Kentucky page 274, 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).