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=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
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Hopkins County was named for Samuel Hopkins. The county is located in the southwestern area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Hopkins County, Kentucky" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopkins_County,_Kentucky."</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
{{KY Courthouse Intro|Hopkins}}
 
{{KY Courthouse Intro|Hopkins}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hopkins County, Kentucky. Page 268-276 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 251-254.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hopkins County, Kentucky Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1807
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1806
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1852
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1808
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1807
 
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1807
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1807
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1800
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1810
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1810
 
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| colspan="7" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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| colspan="7" | <center>*Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.</center>
 
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=== Record Loss ===
 
=== Record Loss ===
 
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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
{{KY Populated Places Intro|Hopkins}}
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://kentucky.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,107,c,hopkins.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Hopkins County, Kentucky," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopkins_County,_Kentucky, accessed 20 August 2018.</ref>
  
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{{populated places
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* Anton
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawson_Springs,_Kentucky Dawson Springs]
* Ashbyburg
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earlington,_Kentucky Earlington]
* Barnsley
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanson,_Kentucky Hanson]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madisonville,_Kentucky Madisonville] (county seat)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortons_Gap,_Kentucky Mortons Gap]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebo,_Kentucky Nebo]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nortonville,_Kentucky Nortonville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Charles,_Kentucky Saint Charles]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Plains,_Kentucky White Plains]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton,_Kentucky Anton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashbyburg,_Kentucky Ashbyburg]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnsley,_Kentucky Barnsley]
 
* Beulah
 
* Beulah
 
* Brentwood
 
* Brentwood
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston,_Kentucky Charleston]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston,_Kentucky Charleston]
* Coiltown
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coiltown,_Kentucky Coiltown]
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* Colitown Junction
 
* Dalton
 
* Dalton
* Daniel Boone
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Boone,_Kentucky Daniel Boone]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawson_Springs,_Kentucky Dawson Springs]
 
 
* Dozier Heights
 
* Dozier Heights
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earlington,_Kentucky Earlington]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiddle_Bow,_Kentucky Fiddle Bow]
* Fiddle Bow
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fies,_Kentucky Fies]</div>
* Fies
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* Grapevine
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapevine,_Kentucky Grapevine]
 
* Hamby
 
* Hamby
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanson,_Kentucky Hanson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hecla,_Kentucky Hecla]
* Hecla
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilsley,_Kentucky Ilsley]
* Ilsley
 
 
* Jewel City
 
* Jewel City
 
* Kirkwood Springs
 
* Kirkwood Springs
 
* Little Valley
 
* Little Valley
* {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Hopkins%2C+Madisonville|subject|disp=Madisonville}}
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manitou,_Kentucky Manitou]
 
 
* Mitchell Hill
 
* Mitchell Hill
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortons_Gap,_Kentucky Mortons Gap]
 
 
* Mount Carmel
 
* Mount Carmel
 
* Murphy Ford
 
* Murphy Ford
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebo,_Kentucky Nebo]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nortonville,_Kentucky Nortonville]
 
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* Oak Hill
 
* Oak Hill
* Olney
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* Olney</div>
* Oriole
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriole,_Kentucky Oriole]
 
* Pee Vee
 
* Pee Vee
 
* Rabbit Ridge
 
* Rabbit Ridge
 
* Richland
 
* Richland
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Charles,_Kentucky Saint Charles]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixth_Vein,_Kentucky Sixth Vein]
* Sixth Vein
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* Southard
 
* Vandetta
 
* Vandetta
 
* Veazey
 
* Veazey
 
* Victoria
 
* Victoria
 
* Wesco
 
* Wesco
* West Side Heights
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* West Hanson
* {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Hopkins%2C+White+Plains|subject|disp=White Plains}}
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* West Side Heights</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manitou,_Kentucky Manitou]</div>
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=== History Timeline ===
 
=== History Timeline ===
 
{{KY Historical Timeline Intro|Hopkins}}
 
{{KY Historical Timeline Intro|Hopkins}}
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{{KY Biographies Intro|Hopkins}}
 
{{KY Biographies Intro|Hopkins}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies], Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
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*[http://www.usbiographies.org/biographies/index.php?358 KY Biographies]
  
 
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
 
=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=19&GScnty=1042&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/hopkins/cems/index.html KYGenWeb]
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/hopkins/cems/index.html KYGenWeb]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/hopkins/hopkins.html KYGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/hopkins/hopkins.html KYGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/hopkins.html Tombstone Project]
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/hopkins.html Tombstone Project]
 
*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=54 Kentucky Gravestones]
 
*[http://kentuckygravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=54 Kentucky Gravestones]
*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
 
| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1042 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Kentucky/Hopkins-County?id=county_1042 Findagrave.com]
*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kentucky&county=Hopkins&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Hopkins-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/Hopkins-county-kentucky-cemetery-records.htm Kentucky Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394154&reqParentsLabel=Hopkins%2C%20Kentucky%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Kentucky Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Kentucky Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction], Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction], Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten], The Eastern State Hospital Project
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten], The Eastern State Hospital Project
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4050&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=75&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Hopkins County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
 
  
 
=== Census Records ===
 
=== Census Records ===
 
{{KY Census Intro|Hopkins}}
 
{{KY Census Intro|Hopkins}}
 
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{{Historical populations
{{USCensusPop
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|type = USA
| 1810= 2964
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|heading = Census
| 1820= 5322
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopkins_County,_Kentucky "Wikipedia.org".]
| 1830= 6763
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|1810|2964
| 1840= 9171
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|1820|5322
| 1850= 12441
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|1830|6763
| 1860= 11875
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|1840|9171
| 1870= 13827
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|1850|12441
| 1880= 19122
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|1860|11875
| 1890= 23505
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|1870|13827
| 1900= 30995
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|1880|19122
| 1910= 34291
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|1890|23505
| 1920= 34133
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|1900|30995
| 1930= 37449
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|1910|34291
| 1940= 37789
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|1920|34133
| 1950= 38815
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|1930|37449
| 1960= 38458
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|1940|37789
| 1970= 38167
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|1950|38815
| 1980= 46174
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|1960|38458
| 1990= 46126
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|1970|38167
| 2000= 46519
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|1980|46174
| estimate=
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|1990|46126
| estyear=
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|2000|46519
| estref=
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|2010|46920
| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21107.txt
 
 
}}
 
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
 
*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
 
*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
 
*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394154&reqParentsLabel=Hopkins%2C%20Kentucky%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
 
=== Court Records ===
 
=== Court Records ===
 
{{KY Court Intro|Hopkins}}
 
{{KY Court Intro|Hopkins}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early Kentucky Supreme Court Cases], KYGenWeb
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early Kentucky Supreme Court Cases], KYGenWeb
 
*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research & Reference]
 
*[http://recordsproject.com/court/kentucky.asp Kentucky Court of Justice Research & Reference]
  
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records available
 
*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records available
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ The KY African American Griots Project]
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*[http://www.usgenwebsites.org/AAGriots/ The African American Griots Project]
 
*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
 
*[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.
 
*[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
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*'''[Henry]''' Austin, Catherine Dulany and Ann Austin Hecathorn. ''Joseph Henry and Alvira Crow Henry of Hopkins County, Kentucky and Jefferson County, Illinois''. [Earlville, Ill.]: A.A. Hecathorn, 1990. {{FHL|390824|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 H396ac}}
 
*'''[Henry]''' Austin, Catherine Dulany and Ann Austin Hecathorn. ''Joseph Henry and Alvira Crow Henry of Hopkins County, Kentucky and Jefferson County, Illinois''. [Earlville, Ill.]: A.A. Hecathorn, 1990. {{FHL|390824|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 H396ac}}
 
*'''[Rudd]''' Corum, Frank. ''The Rudd Family of Hopkins County, Kentucky''. Hanson, Ky.: F. Corum, 1991. {{FHL|554034|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R831c}}
 
*'''[Rudd]''' Corum, Frank. ''The Rudd Family of Hopkins County, Kentucky''. Hanson, Ky.: F. Corum, 1991. {{FHL|554034|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R831c}}
*'''[Southard]''' Dugger, Gary D. ''The Southard Family of Hopkins County, Kentucky''. Utica, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 2001. {{FHL|1001449|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 So87d}}; digital version at {{FSbook|100164}}.
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*'''[Southard]''' Dugger, Gary D. ''The Southard Family of Hopkins County, Kentucky''. Utica, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 2001. {{FHL|1001449|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 So87d}}; digital version at [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/32971-the-southard-family-of-hopkins-county-kentucky?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library].
 
*'''[Timmons]''' Corum, Frank. ''Captain George Timmons: Fact and Fiction''. Madisonville, Ky.: F. Corum, 1990. {{FHL|408023|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 T484c}}
 
*'''[Timmons]''' Corum, Frank. ''Captain George Timmons: Fact and Fiction''. Madisonville, Ky.: F. Corum, 1990. {{FHL|408023|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 T484c}}
*'''[Tunstall]''' Morris, Whitmore. ''The First Tunstalls in Virginia, and Some of Their Descendants.'' San Antonio, Texas: W. Morris, 1950. Digital version at {{FSbook|1026007}} - free.
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*'''[Tunstall]''' Morris, Whitmore. ''The First Tunstalls in Virginia, and Some of Their Descendants.'' San Antonio, Texas: W. Morris, 1950.
  
 
=== Guardianship ===
 
=== Guardianship ===
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{{KY Histories Intro|Hopkins}}
 
{{KY Histories Intro|Hopkins}}
  
*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ The Archives of Appalachia]
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*''Early History of Hopkins County.'' 1958. By Maurice K. Gordon, edited by Helen Baker Pearce.  N.p: n.p.  Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/233269-early-history-of-hopkins-county?offset=2 FamilySearch Digital Library]; {{WorldCat|34905511|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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*''History of Hopkins County.'' 1978. By Maurice K. Gordon. [Madisonville, Kentucky : Hopkins County Genealogical Society (Kentucky)].  Online at: [https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/711091-history-of-hopkins-county-an-accurate-recording-of-important-names-and-dates-associated-with-the-founding-and-development-of-hopkins-county-kentucky?offset=1 FamilySearch Digital Library]; {{WorldCat|905610023|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
  
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
{{KY Maps Intro|Hopkins}}
 
{{KY Maps Intro|Hopkins}}
[[Image:Kyhopkins.png|thumb|right|400px]]
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{{KY Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KY Hopkins County}}}}
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/kentucky/ Maps of Kentucky (1776-1939)]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=394154&reqParentsLabel=Hopkins%2C%20Kentucky%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
 
=== Migration ===
 
=== Migration ===
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{{KY Military Intro|Hopkins}}
 
{{KY Military Intro|Hopkins}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources], Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~kymil/ Military Resources], Revolutionary War through Civil War
  
 
==== Civil War ====
 
==== Civil War ====
 
{{KY Civil War Intro|Hopkins}}
 
{{KY Civil War Intro|Hopkins}}
 
'''Online Records
 
'''Online Records
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932371|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932398|Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Kentucky Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (Free)
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]— index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry]— index (Free)
*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] index and images
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*'''1912-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1916017|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications 1912-1950}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
  
 
{{KY Civil War Regiments|Hopkins}}<br>
 
{{KY Civil War Regiments|Hopkins}}<br>
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==== Korean War ====
 
==== Korean War ====
 
{{KY Korean War Intro|Hopkins}}
 
{{KY Korean War Intro|Hopkins}}
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY], KYGenWeb
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*[https://sites.rootsweb.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial for Soldiers from KY], KYGenWeb
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ Kentucky Footsteps Archives], KYGenWeb
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ Kentucky Footsteps Archives], KYGenWeb
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html Kentucky Obituary Sources], KYGenWeb
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html Kentucky Obituary Sources], KYGenWeb
*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.html Links to research and locate obituaries]
*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database], Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://browning.evpl.org/ Browning Genealogy Database], Compiled by Charles Browning.
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm Kentucky Obituaries], USGenWeb
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm Kentucky Obituaries], USGenWeb
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas], African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas], African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot], Kentucky Newspaper Citations
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot], Kentucky Newspaper Citations
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times], Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~obituary/using_db.html Obituary Daily Times], Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Christian Advocate Death Abstracts]
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Christian Advocate Death Abstracts]
  
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'''Online Probate Records
 
'''Online Probate Records
  
*'''1727-1990''' {{RecordSearch|1875188|Kentucky Probate Records 1727-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
 
 
*'''1774-1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($) — index and images
 
*'''1774-1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9066 Kentucky Wills and Probate Records 1774-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($) — index and images
*'''1800-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 13 (1800-1930)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1800-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 13 (1800-1930)|access=browse}} digitized by FamilySearch - [[Kentucky Probate Records|How to Use this Collection]]
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=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
 
{{KY Schools Intro|Hopkins}}
 
{{KY Schools Intro|Hopkins}}
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===Social Security Records===
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*'''1935-2014''' {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index. ''Also at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/3693/ Ancestry], [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/social-security-death-index findmypast], [https://www.fold3.com/title/830/ Fold3], [https://www.genealogybank.com/explore/ssdi/all GenealogyBank], [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10002/us-social-security-death-index-ssdi?s=270606331 MyHeritage], and [https://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html Steve Morse].'' [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Death Index (SSDI)|Click here for more information]].
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*'''1936-2007''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60901/ U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index, [[United States Social Security Administration Records#Social Security Applications and Claims Index|click here for more information]].
  
 
=== Tax Records ===
 
=== Tax Records ===
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{{KY Birth Intro|Hopkins}}
 
{{KY Birth Intro|Hopkins}}
  
*'''1839-1960''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674843 Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960] at FamilySearch
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*'''1839-1960''' - {{RecordSearch|1674843|Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960}} at FamilySearch - [[Kentucky Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1852-1861''' - Hopkins County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517511}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.</ref>
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*'''1852-1861''' - Hopkins County Birth Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|C517511}} at FamilySearch <ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.</ref>
*'''1874''' - Hopkins County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517512}} at FamilySearch - free
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*'''1874''' - Hopkins County Birth Index 1874. Batch {{IGI|C517512}} at FamilySearch  
*'''1874-1876''' - Hopkins County Birth Index 1874-1876. Batch {{IGI|C517513}} at FamilySearch - free
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*'''1874-1876''' - Hopkins County Birth Index 1874-1876. Batch {{IGI|C517513}} at FamilySearch  
 
*'''1911-1912''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Birth Index]
 
*'''1911-1912''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Birth Index]
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*'''1911-1999''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10007/kentucky-births-1911-1999?s=275764761 Kentucky Births, 1911-1999] at MyHeritage ($) — index
  
 
==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
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*'''1609-2016''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=kentucky%2cky Kentucky, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
*'''1609-2016''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=kentucky%2cky Kentucky, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
*'''1785-1979''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674849 Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979] at FamilySearch
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*'''1785-1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1674849| Kentucky Marriages 1785-1979}} at FamilySearch - [[Kentucky Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] index and images
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*'''1797-1954''' - {{RecordSearch|1804888|Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Kentucky, County Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index and images
*'''1852-1861''' - Hopkins County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517511}} at FamilySearch - free
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*'''1852-1861''' - Hopkins County Marriage Index 1852-1861. Batch {{IGI|M517511}} at FamilySearch  
*'''1875''' - Hopkins County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517514}} at FamilySearch - free
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*'''1875''' - Hopkins County Marriage Index 1875. Batch {{IGI|M517514}} at FamilySearch  
*'''1876-1878''' - Hopkins County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517515}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1876-1878''' - Hopkins County Marriage Index 1876-1878. Batch {{IGI|M517515}} at FamilySearch  
 
*'''1973-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Marriage Records]
 
*'''1973-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Marriage Records]
 
*'''1973-2000''' - [https://web.archive.org/web/20151103090615/http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records 1973-2000]
 
*'''1973-2000''' - [https://web.archive.org/web/20151103090615/http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records 1973-2000]
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*'''1960-1993''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10082/kentucky-marriages-1960-1993?s=275764761 Kentucky Marriages, 1960-1993] at MyHeritage ($) — index
  
 
==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
 
{{KY Death Intro|Hopkins}}
 
{{KY Death Intro|Hopkins}}
  
*'''1843-1970''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1674848 Kentucky Deaths and Burials, 1843-1970] at FamilySearch
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*'''1843-1970''' - {{RecordSearch|1674848|Kentucky Deaths and Burials 1843-1970}} at FamilySearch - [[Kentucky Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1911-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] index and images
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*'''1911-1965''' - {{RecordSearch|1417491|Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - [[Kentucky Death Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]; index
 
*'''1911-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Death Index]
 
*'''1911-2000''' - [http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Death Index]
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1202535 The Social Security Death Index] - Searchable
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*'''1900-1999''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10046/kentucky-deaths-1900-1999?s=275764761 Kentucky Deaths, 1900-1999] at MyHeritage ($) — index
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*{{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}} - [[United States Social Security Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project], Transcriptions and Images of Kentucky Death Certificates
 
*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project], Transcriptions and Images of Kentucky Death Certificates
  
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=== Archives ===
 
=== Archives ===
 
{{KY Archives Intro|Hopkins}}
 
{{KY Archives Intro|Hopkins}}
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*'''Archives of Appalachia'''<br>East Tennessee State University<br>[https://archives.etsu.edu/ Website]
  
 
=== Family History Centers ===
 
=== Family History Centers ===
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Madisonville Kentucky Family History Center]]
 
*[[Madisonville Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
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{{KY Societies Intro|Hopkins}}
 
{{KY Societies Intro|Hopkins}}
  
*'''Hopkins County Genealogical Society'''<br>14 Court Street<br>Madisonville,KY 42431<br>Telephone: 270-327-1876<br>E-mail: [mailto:hcgs_ky@yahoo.com hcgs_ky@yahoo.com]<br>[http://visitmadisonvilleky.com/listing/hopkins-county-genealogical-society Website]
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*'''Hopkins County Genealogical Society'''<br>14 Court Street<br>Madisonville,KY 42431<br>Telephone: 270-327-1876<br>E-mail: [mailto:hcgs_ky@yahoo.com hcgs_ky@yahoo.com]<br>[https://hopkinscounty.tripod.com/Genealogical_Society.htm Website]
*'''Hopkins County Genealogical Society'''<br>31 South Maint St<br> above the library<br>PO BOx 51<br>Madisonville, KY 42431-0051<br>[http://hopkinscounty.tripod.com/Genealogical_Society.htm Website]
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*'''Historical Society of Hopkins County'''<br>107 Union St<br>Madisonville, KY 42431-2529<br>Telephone: 270-821-3986<br>[http://www.historicalsocietyhopkinscoky.org Website]
*''' Historical Society of Hopkins County'''<br>107 Union St<br>Madisonville, KY 42431-2529<br>Telephone: 270-821-3986<br>[http://www.historicalsocietyhopkinscoky.org Website]
 
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  

Latest revision as of 14:15, 6 May 2021

Guide to Hopkins County, Kentucky ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Madisonville
Organized: December 9, 1806
Parent County(s): Henderson[1]
Neighboring Counties
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Hopkins County was named for Samuel Hopkins. The county is located in the southwestern area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Hopkins County Courthouse
10 S Main Street
PO Box Drawer 737
Madisonville, KY 42431-2064
Phone: 270-821-7361[3]
Hopkins County Website

Hopkins County, Kentucky Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1852 1806 1852 1808 1807 1800 1810
*Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1829, 1864--Courthouse disasters destroyed some records.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1806--Hopkins County was created 9 December 1806 from Henderson County.
  • County seat: Madisonville[5]

For animated maps illustrating Kentucky county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Kentucky County Boundary Maps" (1776-1939) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

County Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
  • Grapevine
  • Hamby
  • Hecla
  • Ilsley
  • Jewel City
  • Kirkwood Springs
  • Little Valley
  • Mitchell Hill
  • Mount Carmel
  • Murphy Ford
  • Oak Hill
  • Olney
  • Oriole
  • Pee Vee
  • Rabbit Ridge
  • Richland
  • Sixth Vein
  • Southard
  • Vandetta
  • Veazey
  • Victoria
  • Wesco
  • West Hanson
  • West Side Heights
Census-designated places


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Hopkins, Kentucky online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Kentucky Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites have additional information on Hopkins county cemeteries.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 2,964
1820 5,322 79.6%
1830 6,763 27.1%
1840 9,171 35.6%
1850 12,441 35.7%
1860 11,875 −4.5%
1870 13,827 16.4%
1880 19,122 38.3%
1890 23,505 22.9%
1900 30,995 31.9%
1910 34,291 10.6%
1920 34,133 −0.5%
1930 37,449 9.7%
1940 37,789 0.9%
1950 38,815 2.7%
1960 38,458 −0.9%
1970 38,167 −0.8%
1980 46,174 21.0%
1990 46,126 −0.1%
2000 46,519 0.9%
2010 46,920 0.9%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Kentucky denominations, view the Kentucky Church Records wiki page.


List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

More information about African American resources in Kentucky can be found on the Kentucky African Americans and the United States African Americans Wiki pages.

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

  • [Anderson] Mills, Elizabeth Shown. "A Case Study in Family Reconstruction Within a 'Burned County,'" The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1983):3-19, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1986):174-187; Vol. 30, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1986):263-273; digital versions at American Ancestors ($); Historic Pathways; reprinted in Genealogy: A Publication of the Family History Section, Indiana Historical Society, No. 78 (July 1983):1-10 (available for free online at Historic Pathways). Digital version also at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 27 (1983), v. 30 (1986).
  • [Ashby] Ashby, Stephen. Ashby Family, Ky. Wills and Marriages of Hopkins County, Ky. Typescript, 1949. FHL Film 858667 Item 6
  • [Baker] Chapman, Peggy Brown. Bakers of Logan, Christian, Muhlenberg, Livingston, Henderson, Hopkins, Caldwell, Union, Todd, Trigg, Crittenden, Lyon, McLean and Webster Counties & Jackson Purchase, Kentucky. Lubbock, Texas: P.B. Chapman, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 B171cp
  • [Crow] Hecathorn, Ann Austin and Catherine Dulany Austin and Mary Louise Garner. John S. Crow and Nancy W. Hutcheson of Mecklenburg County, Virginia and Hopkins County, Kentucky: A Compliation of Collected Materials Pertaining to Their Ancestors, Their Lives and Their Descendants. [Earlville, Ill.]: A.A. Hecathorn, 1992. FHLnbsp;Book 929.273 C885a
  • [Hampton] Corum, Frank. "The Benefit of an Unusual Name: Charles Chester Colson Hampton," Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy, Vol. 4, No. 1 (May/June 1995):3-11. FHL Book 975.51 D25t. [Discusses Virginia origin of the Hampton family of Hopkins County, Kentucky.]
  • [Henry] Austin, Catherine Dulany and Ann Austin Hecathorn. Joseph Henry and Alvira Crow Henry of Hopkins County, Kentucky and Jefferson County, Illinois. [Earlville, Ill.]: A.A. Hecathorn, 1990. FHL Book 929.273 H396ac
  • [Rudd] Corum, Frank. The Rudd Family of Hopkins County, Kentucky. Hanson, Ky.: F. Corum, 1991. FHL Book 929.273 R831c
  • [Southard] Dugger, Gary D. The Southard Family of Hopkins County, Kentucky. Utica, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 2001. FHL Book 929.273 So87d; digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library.
  • [Timmons] Corum, Frank. Captain George Timmons: Fact and Fiction. Madisonville, Ky.: F. Corum, 1990. FHL Book 929.273 T484c
  • [Tunstall] Morris, Whitmore. The First Tunstalls in Virginia, and Some of Their Descendants. San Antonio, Texas: W. Morris, 1950.

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kentucky Land and Property for additional information about early Kentucky land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Hopkins County, Kentucky Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories see the wiki page section Kentucky Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Regiments. Men in Hopkins County served in various regiments and companies. Those listed below were specifically formed in this county:

- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate). Companies I and K.
- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Johnson's) (Confederate), Companies I and K
- 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry (Diamond's) (Confederate), Companies I and K

World War I[edit | edit source]

Korean War[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hopkins County, Kentucky Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records are held by the Hopkins County, Kentucky Genealogy Clerk of Court and are housed at the Hopkins County, Kentucky Genealogy Courthouse. Microfilmed records can be found online at Kentucky, Probate Records, 1792-1977 for Caldwell, Henry, Hickman, Russell and Trimble counties. See the wiki page Kentucky Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, and adoptions.

Online Probate Records


School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Taxes were levied on free white males over 21 and slaves aged 21 to 60. These persons are referred to as "polls." Tax listings, or digests, of a county generally list the taxable landowners and other polls and the amount of tax. The records for each county are divided by militia district. For more background information and state-wide resources see the wiki page Kentucky Taxation.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Although Kentucky enacted a statute in 1852-1862 requiring registration of births and deaths,many counties did not comply. A second law was written in 1874-1879, and 1892-1910 but, again, was not always followed. By 1911, the law was more clearly defined and kept by 1920. Any existing births 1852-1960 and death records 1852-1953 can be accessed online. See How to Find Kentucky Birth Records and How to Find Kentucky Death Records for links to indexes and images.

Original marriage records are held at the office of the Hopkins County Clerk, with divorce records 1849-1958 located with the Hopkins County Circuit Court. For more information see How to Find Kentucky Marriage Records. For Kentucky divorce records see the wiki page Kentucky Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Hopkins County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Kentucky Archives and Libraries.

  • Archives of Appalachia
    East Tennessee State University
    Website

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Hopkins County. For state-wide library facilities, see Kentucky Archives and Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Hopkins County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Kentucky Societies.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Hopkins County, Kentucky" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopkins_County,_Kentucky."
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hopkins County, Kentucky. Page 268-276 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 251-254.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kentucky. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  6. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Hopkins County, Kentucky," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopkins_County,_Kentucky, accessed 20 August 2018.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/0/0b/Igikentuckygl.pdf.