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[http://www.whitleycountyfiscalcourt.com/ Whitley County Courthouse]<br>Main Street PO Box 8<br>Williamsburg, KY 40769<br>Phone: 606.549.6002&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1915-1949, <br>marriage and probate records from 1865<br>&nbsp;and land records from 1818<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Whitley County, Kentucky page 276, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.whitleycountyfiscalcourt.com/ Whitley County Courthouse]<br>Main Street PO Box 8<br>Williamsburg, KY 40769<br>Phone: 606.549.6002&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1915-1949, <br>marriage and probate records from 1865<br>&nbsp;and land records from 1818. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Whitley County, Kentucky page 276, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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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&nbsp;to Kentucky African Americans.
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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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Founded January 17, 1818
County Seat Williamsburg
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Contents

Quick Dates

Whitley 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

Whitley County Courthouse
Main Street PO Box 8
Williamsburg, KY 40769
Phone: 606.549.6002 

County Clerk has birth records 1915-1949,
marriage and probate records from 1865
 and land records from 1818. [1]

History

Parent County

1818--Whitley County was created 17 January 1818 from Knox County.
County seat: Williamsburg [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1930--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Ayers Fairview Lucky Savoy
Balltown Gatliff Mountain Ash Saxton
Bon Gausdale Nevisdale Siler
Carpenter Goins Packard Verne
Clio Goldbug Pearl Walden
Corbin Grove Perkins Williamsburg
Dal Highland Park Pleasant View Wofford
Dixie Julip Rain Woodbine
Duckrun Liberty Red Ash Yaden
Emlyn Lot Redbird Youngs Creek
Faber Louden Rockholds

Neighboring Counties

Quick Dates

Casey County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1852

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

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.

  • 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
  • Whitley 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. 

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1820 2,340
1830 3,806 62.6%
1840 4,673 22.8%
1850 7,447 59.4%
1860 7,762 4.2%
1870 8,278 6.6%
1880 12,000 45.0%
1890 17,590 46.6%
1900 25,015 42.2%
1910 31,982 27.9%
1920 27,749 −13.2%
1930 29,730 7.1%
1940 33,186 11.6%
1950 31,940 −3.8%
1960 25,815 −19.2%
1970 24,145 −6.5%
1980 33,396 38.3%
1990 33,326 −0.2%
2000 35,865 7.6%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Whitley 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), Whitley County, Kentucky page 276, 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).