Wayne County, Kentucky Genealogy

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Wayne County, Kentucky
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Founded December 18, 1800
County Seat Monticello
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Quick Dates[edit | edit source]

Wayne 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]

Wayne County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

History[edit | edit source]

Anthony Wayne.JPG

The county is named after Revolutionary War General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796).[1]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1800--Wayne County was created 18 December 1800 from Cumberland and Pulaski Counties.
County seat: Monticello [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

'1898--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Barrier Gregory Oilton Spann
Bethesda Griffin Parmleysville Steubenville
Betsey Hardwick Parnell Stop (hist.)
Burfield Hidalgo Powersburg Sumpter
Cabell Jimtown Pueblo Sunnybrook
Cooper Kidder Ramsey Island Susie
Coopersville Kidds Crossing Rankin Swifton
Delta Low Gap Ritner Touristville
Denney Mill Springs Rockybranch Wait
Eadsville Monticello Sandclift Windy
Frazer Mount Pisgah Shearer Valley Wray Gap
Frisby Murl Short Mountain Zula
Gapcreek Number One Slat
Gar (hist.) Oil Valley Slickford

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Quick Dates[edit | edit source]

Casey County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852 1852

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American Research[edit | edit source]

The following have information concerning African American research. 

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.
1810 5,430
1820 7,951 46.4%
1830 8,685 9.2%
1840 7,399 −14.8%
1850 8,692 17.5%
1860 10,259 18.0%
1870 10,602 3.3%
1880 12,512 18.0%
1890 12,852 2.7%
1900 14,892 15.9%
1910 17,518 17.6%
1920 16,208 −7.5%
1930 15,848 −2.2%
1940 17,204 8.6%
1950 16,475 −4.2%
1960 14,700 −10.8%
1970 14,268 −2.9%
1980 17,022 19.3%
1990 17,468 2.6%
2000 19,923 14.1%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Wayne 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]

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Wayne County land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Deed Book A: 1800-1811
  2. Deed Book B: 1811-1822

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]

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Wayne County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Will Book 1: 1802-1807
  2. Will Book B: 1814-1835
  3. Will Book A: 1836-1909

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]


Web Sites[edit | edit source]

  • KYGenWeb project. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select the county.
  • State of Kencucky Website
  • USGenWeb Kentucky Archives ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Anthony Wayne," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).