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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kentucky]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Trigg_County,_Kentucky|Trigg County]]''
 
  
 
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Trigg County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Trigg County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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[[Image:Trigg County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Trigg County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]]Trigg County Courthouse<br> 41 Main Street PO Box 1310<br> Cadiz, KY 42211-0609<br>Phone: 270.552.6661&nbsp;<br><br>County Health&nbsp;Department has birth and death records; <br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1820<br>and probate records 1820-1977; Clerk Circuit Court<br>has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Trigg County, Kentucky page 275, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.triggcounty.ky.gov/ [[Image:Trigg County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Trigg County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG]]Trigg County Courthouse]<br>41 Main Street PO Box 1310<br>Cadiz, KY 42211-0609<br>Phone: 270.552.6661&nbsp;<br><br>County Health&nbsp;Department has birth and death records; <br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1820<br>and probate records 1820-1977.&nbsp;  
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Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Trigg County, Kentucky page 275, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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*[[African American Research]] (US)  
 
*[[African American Research]] (US)  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific&nbsp;to Kentucky African Americans.  
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*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific&nbsp;to Kentucky African Americans.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
 
*[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
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*Perrin, William Henry. ''Counties of Christian and Trigg, Kentucky: Historical and Biographical.'' Chicago; Louisville: F.A. Battey, 1884. Digital version at [http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=kyetexts;cc=kyetexts;view=toc;idno=B92-73-27206924 Kentuckiana Digital Library].
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*Perrin, William Henry. ''Counties of Christian and Trigg, Kentucky: Historical and Biographical.'' Chicago; Louisville: F.A. Battey, 1884. Digital version at [http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=kyetexts;cc=kyetexts;view=toc;idno=B92-73-27206924 Kentuckiana Digital Library].  
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ Archives of Appalachia] ~ Preserving the history of the people of Appalachia.
 
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ Archives of Appalachia] ~ Preserving the history of the people of Appalachia.
  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]

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Founded January 27, 1820
County Seat Cadiz
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Contents

Quick Dates

Trigg 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

Trigg County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG
Trigg County Courthouse
41 Main Street PO Box 1310
Cadiz, KY 42211-0609
Phone: 270.552.6661 

County Health Department has birth and death records;
County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1820
and probate records 1820-1977. 

Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records[1]

History

Parent County

1820--Trigg County was created 27 January 1820 from Caldwell and Christian Counties.
County seat: Cadiz [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1895, 1920--Disasters destroyed most of the records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Barkley Shores Cedar Point Ferguson Spring Roaring Spring
Black Hawk Cerulean Golden Pond Rockcastle
Blue Spring Cumberland Shores Linton Rockcastle Shores
Buffalo Donaldson Locust Grove Shawnee Hills
Cadiz Dry Creek Maple Grove Trigg Furnace
Caledonia Fenton Montgomery Wallonia
Canton

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research. 

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1820 3,874
1830 5,916 52.7%
1840 7,716 30.4%
1850 10,129 31.3%
1860 11,051 9.1%
1870 13,686 23.8%
1880 14,489 5.9%
1890 13,902 −4.1%
1900 14,073 1.2%
1910 14,539 3.3%
1920 14,208 −2.3%
1930 12,531 −11.8%
1940 12,784 2.0%
1950 9,683 −24.3%
1960 8,870 −8.4%
1970 8,620 −2.8%
1980 9,384 8.9%
1990 10,361 10.4%
2000 12,597 21.6%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Trigg 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

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography
  • [Baker] Chapman, Peggy Brown. Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties & Jackson Purchase, Kentucky. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 B171cp

Land

Local Histories

  • Perrin, William Henry. Counties of Christian and Trigg, Kentucky: Historical and Biographical. Chicago; Louisville: F.A. Battey, 1884. Digital version at Kentuckiana Digital Library.
  • Archives of Appalachia ~ Preserving the history of the people of Appalachia.

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), Trigg County, Kentucky page 275, 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).