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== Societies and Libraries  ==
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Web Sites  ==
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Revision as of 03:14, 3 January 2011

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Boyle County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Boyle County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Founded February 15, 1842
County Seat Danville
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County Courthouse

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Parent County

1842--Boyle County was created 15 February 1842 from Mercer and Lincoln Counties.  County seat: Danville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1860--A disaster destroyed some records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Aliceton Craintown Harrods Station (hist.) Needmore
Alum Springs Danville Hedgeville Parksville
Atoka Daugherty Station (hist.) Hilldale (hist.) Perryville
Baughman Heights Davis Hill Indian Hills (hist.) Shelby City
Beverly Hills Faulconer Junction City Sleettown (hist.)
Brumfield Fishers Station (hist.) Little Needmore West Danville
Caldwell Manor Forkland Meuxtown (hist.) Wilsonville
Clifton Green Acres Mitchellsburg

Neighboring Counties


African American

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


Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

  • Kentucky Historical Society Cemetery Search can be searched by name, place and/or date.  This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky. 
  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Kentucky Cemeteries lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
  • Boyle  Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks. 

African American Research





  • [2]Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
  • [3] Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington
  • [ http://www.archlou.org/Parishes ] Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville



  • [5] The KY Land Office

Local Histories








Vital Records

~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search

Societies and Libraries

  • [9]    Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites

  • KYGenWeb project. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select the county.
  • [10]  State of Kencucky Website
  • USGenWeb Kentucky Archives ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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Web Sites


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