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Russell County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Russell County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 14, 1825
County Seat Jamestown
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Russell County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

History

Parent County

1825--Russell County was created 14 December 1825 from Adair, Cumberland and Wayne Counties.
County seat: Jamestown [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bryan Humble Middletown Russell Springs
Creelsboro Indian Hills Old Olga Salem
Decatur Jabez Olga Sano
Eli Jamestown Ono Sewelltown
Esto Jericho Ribbon Sycamore Flat
Fonthill Karius Rose Crossroads Vinnie
Freedom Long Bottom Rowena Webbs Cross Roads
Helm Manntown Royville Whittle
Horntown












Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

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

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky. 
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • Russell Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 

Church

Court

Land

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Russell County land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Deed Book A: 1825-1829
  2. Deed Book B: 1828-1834
  3. Deed Book C: 1834-1840

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Russell County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Will Book 1: 1826-1854
  2. Will Book 2: 1854-1870

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

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

 

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