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Revision as of 03:48, 17 August 2010

 United States  > Kentucky > Hancock County

County Courthouse

Hancock County Courthouse, Hawesville, Ky.

History

John Hancock (1737-1793)

The county is named after John Hancock (1737-1793), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Parent County

1829--Hancock County was created 3 January 1829 from Breckinridge, Daviess and Ohio Counties.
County seat: Hawesville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Adair Easton Patesville Sunny Corner
Arrington Corner Floral Pellville Victoria Crossroads
Cabot Goering Petri Waitman
Chambers Hawesville Roseville Weberstown
Dukes Lewisport Skillman







Neighboring Counties

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. 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
  • Hancock 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. 

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

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