Whitley County, Kentucky Genealogy

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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4392&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=50&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Whitley County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4392&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=50&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Whitley County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/kentucky.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
*[ The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online] ~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]  ~  Links to cemetery transcriptions
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
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Whitley County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Whitley County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Founded January 17, 1818
County Seat Williamsburg


County Courthouse

Whitley County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg


Parent County

1818--Whitley County was created 17 January 1818 from Knox County.  County seat: Williamsburg [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1930--A disaster destroyed most of the records.


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


African American

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


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
  • 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. 




Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


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