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[http://www.countyclerk.mccrackencounty.ky.gov/ McCracken County Courthouse]<br>132 S 4th Street<br>Paducah, KY 42001<br>Phone&nbsp;270.335.5168&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1825<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McCracken County, Kentucky page 273, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.countyclerk.mccrackencounty.ky.gov/ McCracken County Courthouse]<br>132 S 4th Street<br>Paducah, KY 42001<br>Phone&nbsp;270.335.5168&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1825<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McCracken County, Kentucky page 273, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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== History  ==
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
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*March 25, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky010.htm Paducah]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky010.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August, 2012)</ref>
 
*March 25, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky010.htm Paducah]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ky010.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 7 August, 2012)</ref>
  
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/KYmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Kentucky.<br> <br>  
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Revision as of 19:44, 13 August 2012

McCracken County, Kentucky
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Founded December 17, 1824
County Seat Paducah
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Quick Dates

McCracken 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

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

McCracken County Courthouse
132 S 4th Street
Paducah, KY 42001
Phone 270.335.5168 

County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1825[1]

History

Parent County

1824--McCracken County was created 17 December 1824 from Hickman County.
County seat: Paducah [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Avondale Heights Future City Lone Oak Riverview
Camelia Grahamville Massac Rossington
Cecil Hardmoney Maxon Rowlandtown
Chiles Heath Maxon Crossing Saint Johns
Cimota City Hendron Melber Shady Grove
Concord High Point Oakdale Stiles Crossing
Epperson Ingleside Oaks Tyler
Forest Hill Krebs Paducah West Paducah
Freemont Lamont Ragland Woodlawn
Futrell Littleville Reidland Woodville

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.
18301,297
18404,745265.8%
18506,06727.9%
186010,36070.8%
187013,98835.0%
188016,26216.3%
189021,05129.4%
190028,73336.5%
191035,06422.0%
192037,2466.2%
193046,27124.2%
194048,5344.9%
195049,1371.2%
196057,30616.6%
197058,2811.7%
198061,3105.2%
199062,8792.6%
200065,5144.2%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21145.txt

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in McCracken County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Kentucky.

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McCracken County, Kentucky page 273, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August, 2012)