Morgan County, Kentucky Genealogy

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Morgan County, Kentucky
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Location in the state of Kentucky
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Facts
Founded December 7, 1822
County Seat West Liberty
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Quick Dates[edit | edit source]

Morgan 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[edit | edit source]

Morgan County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1822--Morgan County was created 7 December 1822 from Floyd and Bath Counties.  County seat: West Liberty [1]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1862, 1925--Disasters destroyed most records.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Adele Fannin Middle Fork Sellars
Bear Wallow Florress Mima Silverhill
Blairs Mills Gordon Ford Mize Smith Creek
Blaze Grassy Creek Moon Stacy Fork
Bonny Greear Murphyfork Straight Creek
Caney Head of Stacy Fork Neal Valley Tarklin
Cannel City Hickory Grove Nickell Twentysix
Caskey Fork (hist.) Holliday Oak Hill Upper Sandlick
Caskey Settlement Index Ophir Upper White Oak Creek
Cindas Creek Jeptha Panama Vance Fork
Cisco Jericho Payton War Creek
Coffee Creek Jones Creek Pekin West Liberty
Cottle Kellacey Perry Bend Wheel Rim
Crockett Leisure Pomp Wheelrim Fork
Dehart Lenox Redwine White Oak
Dingus Liberty Road Relief Woodsbend
Ditney School (hist.) Licking River Rexville Wrigley
Ebon Lost Creek Right Fork Yocum
Elamton Lower Sandlick Road Fork Zag
Elkfork Malone Rockhouse
Elna Matthew Rush Branch
Ezel Maytown Salem

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American Research[edit | edit source]

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Bible[edit | edit source]

Biographies, Family Histories/Trees, GEDCOM files, etc.[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18302,857
18404,60361.1%
18507,62065.5%
18609,23721.2%
18705,975−35.3%
18808,45541.5%
189011,24933.0%
190012,79213.7%
191016,25927.1%
192016,5181.6%
193015,130−8.4%
194016,82711.2%
195013,624−19.0%
196011,056−18.8%
197010,019−9.4%
198012,10320.8%
199011,648−3.8%
200013,94819.7%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21175.txt


Church[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

School records[edit | edit source]

Morgan County School Photos and Yearbooks 

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Morgan County Court and Tax Records 

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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