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| county = Washington County
 
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| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/washington/ Washington Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://kykinfolk.com/washington/ Washington Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1792--'''Washington County was created 22 June 1792&nbsp;from [[Nelson County, Kentucky|Nelson ]]County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''Springfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1792--'''Washington County was created 22 June 1792&nbsp;from [[Nelson County, Kentucky|Nelson ]]County.<br>'''County seat:''' Springfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.  
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
  
 
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp; <br>
 
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.&nbsp; <br>
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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|footnote = Source: [http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".] United States Census Bureau.
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|1800 |9050
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|1810 |13248
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|1820 |15947
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|1830 |19017
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|1840 |10596
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|1850 |12194
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|1860 |11575
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|1870 |12464
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|1880 |14419
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|1890 |13622
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|1900 |14182
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|1910 |13940
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|1920 |14773
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|1930 |12623
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|1940 |12965
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|1950 |12777
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|1960 |11168
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|1970 |10728
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|1980 |10764
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|1990 |10441
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|2000 |10916
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1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Washington County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Kentucky Census|Kentucky Census]]. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.
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See [[Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.
  
 
*[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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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://kykinfolk.com/washington/ Washington County KYGenWeb]
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/washington/ Washington County KYGenWeb]  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;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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Washington County, Kentucky
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Map of Kentucky highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded June 22, 1792
County Seat Springfield
Courthouse
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Washington County

County Courthouse

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

History

Parent County

1792--Washington County was created 22 June 1792 from Nelson County.
County seat: Springfield [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1814--A disaster destroyed most of the records in the courthouse.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Battle Hardesty Mooresville Simstown
Bearwallow Hickory Grove (hist.) Oakland Springfield
Booker Jenkinsville Pleasant Grove St. Catherine
Briartown Jimtown Polin Tablow
Brush Grove Litsey Pottsville Tatham Springs
Cardwell Mackville Pulliam Texas
Cissleville Manton Rineltown Thompsonville
Croakes Maud Seaville Valley Hill
Fredericktown Monfort (hist.) Sharpsville Willisburg

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research. 

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1800 9,050
1810 13,248 46.4%
1820 15,947 20.4%
1830 19,017 19.3%
1840 10,596 −44.3%
1850 12,194 15.1%
1860 11,575 −5.1%
1870 12,464 7.7%
1880 14,419 15.7%
1890 13,622 −5.5%
1900 14,182 4.1%
1910 13,940 −1.7%
1920 14,773 6.0%
1930 12,623 −14.6%
1940 12,965 2.7%
1950 12,777 −1.5%
1960 11,168 −12.6%
1970 10,728 −3.9%
1980 10,764 0.3%
1990 10,441 −3.0%
2000 10,916 4.5%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Washington County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

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