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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& 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.  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& 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.  
 
*Find A Grave also gives a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1030 list of cemeteries in Graves County] and links to the  information for the individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1030 list of cemeteries in Graves County] and links to the  information for the individuals buried there,  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|Kentucky%2C++Graves|subject|disp=some records of cemeteries in Graves County}}.  Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
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*The [[Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] lists {{FHL|Kentucky%2C++Graves|subject|disp=some records of cemeteries in Graves County}}.  Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4003&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=127&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Graves 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=4003&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=127&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Graves 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.
  

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Graves County, Kentucky
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Map of Kentucky highlighting Graves County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1823
County Seat Mayfield
Courthouse
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Quick Dates

Graves 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

Graves County Courthouse, Mayfield, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.

History

Parent County

1823--Graves County was created in 1823 from Hickman County.
County seat: Mayfield [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1864, 1896--Had disasterswhich destroyed some records.
1897--Court house burned to the ground but material survived this also.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Baltimore Dublin Kansas Stubblefield
Bell City Fairbanks Lowes Symsonia
Boaz Fancy Farm Lynnville Tri City
Boydsville Farmington Mayfield Vealsburg
Browns Grove Feliciana Payne Viola
Camp Beauregard Folsomdale Pilot Oak Water Valley
Clear Springs Golo Pottsville West Viola
Cooksville Hickory Pryorsburg Westplains
Cuba Hicksville Roper Wheel
Dogwood Holifield Sedalia Wingo
Dublin Kaler South Highland

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American Research

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

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18302,504
18407,465198.1%
185011,39752.7%
186016,23342.4%
187019,39819.5%
188024,13824.4%
189028,53418.2%
190033,20416.4%
191033,5391.0%
192032,483−3.1%
193030,778−5.2%
194031,7633.2%
195031,364−1.3%
196030,021−4.3%
197030,9393.1%
198034,04910.1%
199033,550−1.5%
200037,02810.4%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21083.txt




Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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