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Revision as of 14:12, 18 March 2011

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Powell County, Kentucky
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Map of Kentucky highlighting Powell County
Location in the state of Kentucky
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Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 7, 1852
County Seat Stanton
Courthouse
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Powell County

Quick Dates[edit | edit source]

Powell 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]

Powell County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1852--Powell County was created 7 January 1852 from Montgomery, Clark and Estill Counties.  County seat: Stanton [1]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1864--A disaster destroyed most records.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Barker Branch Hatton Creek Pecks Creek Upper Cane
Black Creek Judy Piggville Vaughns Mill
Bowen Knowlton Powell Valley Virden
Cat Creek Lone Oak Rosslyn Waltersville
Clay City Morris Creek Slade Westbend
Crow North Bend South Fork
Fortner Old Lombard Spaas Creek
Happy Top Paint Creek Stanton

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:

Biographies[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.
1860 2,257
1870 2,599 15.2%
1880 3,639 40.0%
1890 4,698 29.1%
1900 6,443 37.1%
1910 6,268 −2.7%
1920 6,745 7.6%
1930 5,800 −14.0%
1940 7,671 32.3%
1950 6,812 −11.2%
1960 6,674 −2.0%
1970 7,704 15.4%
1980 11,101 44.1%
1990 11,686 5.3%
2000 13,237 13.3%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Powell 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[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]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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