Rowan County, Kentucky Genealogy

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Revision as of 07:15, 7 January 2011


Rowan County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Rowan County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 15, 1856
County Seat Morehead
Courthouse
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Rowan County

Contents

County Courthouse

Rowan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

History

Parent County

1856--Rowan County was created 15 March 1856 from Fleming and Morgan Counties.  County seat: Morehead [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bangor Cranston Hilda Ramey
Bluestone Elliottville Lakeview Heights Rodburn
Brady Farmers Lick Fork Sharkey
Christy Gates Minor Smile
Clearfield Haldeman Morehead Triplett
Cogswell Hamim Paragon Waltz
Craney Hays Crossing

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American Research

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

Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files etc

[*KY Biographies ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project

Cemeteries

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

Census

Linkpendium Census Records & Indexes- Rowan County Kentucky
Rowan County Census Records
Rowan County Genealogy Trails-1870 Census Index

Church

Court

History

Rowan County Kentucky History Records
The Alexander Stewart Family of Rowan County Kentucky
Wikipedia-Rowan County, Kentucky 

Land

Maps


Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Rowan County Historical Society
    P. O. Box 60
    Morehead, KY 40351
  • Rowan County Public Library
    185 East First Street
    Morehead, KY 40351
    (606) 784-7137

Web Sites

References

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