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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyknox/ Knox County KYGenWeb]
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select the county.  
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select the county.  
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  
*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]  

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Knox County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Knox County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Founded December 19, 1799
County Seat Barbourville
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Knox County

County Courthouse

Knox County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

Knox County Courthouse
401 Court Square
Barbourville, Ky. 40906


Henry Knox.JPG

The county is named for General Henry Knox (1750-1806), Revolutionary War hero, and the nation's first Secretary of War.[1]

Parent County

1799--Knox county was created 19 December 1799 from Lincoln County.  County seat: Barbourville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Arkle Dishman Springs Hinkle Siler
Artemus Emanuel Kayjay Sprule
Asbury Erose Middleton Station (hist.) Swan Lake
Barbourville Flat Lick Mockingbird Branch Swanpond
Baughman Gibbs Moore Hill Tedders
Bimble Girdler Old Flat Lick Trosper
Boone Heights Gray Permon Walker
Brush Creek (hist.) Hammond Providence Warren
Cannon Heidrick Rossland Wheeler
Corbin Henry Woodson Station (hist.) Samuel Slaughter Station (hist.) Wilton
Dewitt Himyar Scalf Woollum

Neighboring Counties


African American Research

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 Histories








Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

Knox County Historical Society, Inc.,
P.O. Box 528
Barbourville, KY 40906

Records for the Knox County Historical Society are located at the Knox County Library, 206 Knox Street, Barbourville, KY, 40906   Phone: (606) 546-5339

Other records are available at the Weeks-Townsend Library, Union College, 310 College Street, Barbourville, KY, 40906.   Phone: (606) 546-1240

Web Sites


  1. "Henry Knox," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).