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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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Knox County Courthouse<br>401 Court Square<br>Barbourville, Ky. 40906  
 
Knox County Courthouse<br>401 Court Square<br>Barbourville, Ky. 40906  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
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The county is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox General Henry Knox] (1750-1806), Revolutionary War hero, and the nation's first Secretary of War.<ref>"Henry Knox," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox.</ref>  
 
The county is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox General Henry Knox] (1750-1806), Revolutionary War hero, and the nation's first Secretary of War.<ref>"Henry Knox," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Knox.</ref>  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
==== Genealogy ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
The Hoppers of Knox County are discussed in:
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*'''[Hopper]''' Hopper, Wallace. "Blaggrove Hopper Family of Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1974):83-91. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 18 (1974)}}.
 
*'''[Hopper]''' Hopper, Wallace. "Blaggrove Hopper Family of Virginia," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 18, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1974):83-91. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($). {{FHL|33159|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 18 (1974)}}.
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Knox County Historical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 528  
 
Knox County Historical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 528  
  
Barbourville, KY 40906
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Barbourville, KY 40906  
  
 
Records for the Knox County Historical Society are located at the Knox County Library, 206 Knox Street, Barbourville, KY, 40906 &nbsp; Phone:&nbsp;(606) 546-5339  
 
Records for the Knox County Historical Society are located at the Knox County Library, 206 Knox Street, Barbourville, KY, 40906 &nbsp; Phone:&nbsp;(606) 546-5339  
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Other records are available at the Weeks-Townsend Library, Union College, 310 College Street, Barbourville, KY, 40906. &nbsp; Phone: (606) 546-1240  
 
Other records are available at the Weeks-Townsend Library, Union College, 310 College Street, Barbourville, KY, 40906. &nbsp; Phone: (606) 546-1240  
  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]

Revision as of 20:55, 4 April 2012

Knox County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded December 19, 1799
County Seat Barbourville
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Quick Dates

Knox 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

Knox County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

Knox County Courthouse
401 Court Square
Barbourville, Ky. 40906

History

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

Places/Localities

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

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.
18105,875
18203,661−37.7%
18304,31517.9%
18405,72232.6%
18507,05023.2%
18607,7079.3%
18708,2947.6%
188010,58727.6%
189013,76230.0%
190017,37226.2%
191022,11627.3%
192024,1729.3%
193026,2668.7%
194031,02918.1%
195030,409−2.0%
196025,258−16.9%
197023,689−6.2%
198030,23927.6%
199029,676−1.9%
200031,7957.1%
Est. 200732,5282.3%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21121.txt

For tips on accessing Knox County, Kentucky Genealogy census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Church

Court

Genealogy

The Hoppers of Knox County are discussed in:

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

  • [1800] Stephens, Mrs. Bruce. "Knox County, Kentucky Tax List, 1800," The Mountain Empire Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Spring 1985):56-57. FHL US/CAN Book 975 D25m v. 4 (1985).
  • [1800-1840] Knox County Tax Lists are available for purchase as digital images in PDF format on CD from Jeff Renner's Genealogical Resources

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  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).