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Founded February 29, 1860
County Seat Dixon
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Contents

County Courthouse

Webster County Courthouse, Dixon, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
The Webster County county seat is located in Dixon. The courthouse is located in the central portion of town.

History

Parent County

1860--Webster County was created 29 February 1860 from Henderson, Hopkins and Union Counties.
County seat: Dixon [1]

Boundary Changes

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bellville Fairmont Ortiz Tilden
Blackford Free Union Poole Vanderburg
Breton Gatesville Pratt Virginia
Clay Hearin Providence Wanamaker
Derby Jolly Rock Spring West Wheatcroft
Diamond Lisman Sebree Wheatcroft
Dixon Little Zion Shelton Williams
Elmwood Onton Slaughters

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

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.  %±
1860 7,533
1870 10,937 45.2%
1880 14,246 30.3%
1890 17,196 20.7%
1900 20,097 16.9%
1910 20,974 4.4%
1920 20,762 −1.0%
1930 20,534 −1.1%
1940 19,198 −6.5%
1950 15,555 −19.0%
1960 14,244 −8.4%
1970 13,282 −6.8%
1980 14,832 11.7%
1990 13,955 −5.9%
2000 14,120 1.2%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Webster 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

USGS GNIS search results for Webster County, Kentucky

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records



Societies and Libraries

The primary branch of the Webster County library is located in Dixon, Kentucky, and maintains a genealogy section including local histories, many local newspapers on microfilm, and microfilmed copies of county vital records.

A satellite library branch exists in Providence, Kentucky, and maintains a smaller genealogy section, mostly focusing on historical photographs.


Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)

 

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