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<br>Kentucky county in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Coal_Fields Western Coal Fields] region.
  
 
== Quick Dates  ==
 
== Quick Dates  ==
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Butler County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Butler County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing  
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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[[Image:{{KYButlercourthouse}}]]  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== African Americans  ====
 
==== African Americans  ====
  
''[[African American Research|United States African Americans]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kentucky African Americans|Kentucky African Americans]]''
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''[[African American Research|United States African Americans]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kentucky African Americans|Kentucky African Americans]]''  
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project  
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Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.
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*Kentucky Historical Society&nbsp;[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp Cemetery Search]&nbsp;can be searched by name, place and/or date.&nbsp; This database has hundreds of thousands of names transcribed from gravestones across Kentucky.  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1004 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Butler County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1004 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Butler County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  

Revision as of 20:55, 19 February 2011

Butler County, Kentucky
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Founded January 18, 1810
County Seat Morgantown
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Kentucky county in the Western Coal Fields region.

Quick Dates

Butler 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

[[Image:
Butler County Courthouse, Morgantown, KY

]]

History

Parent County

1810--Butler County was created 18 January 1810 from Logan and Ohio Counties.
County seat: Morgantown [1]

Boundary Changes

County Pronunciation

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Aberdeen Gilstrap Mining City Sharer
Banock Grancer Monford Silver City
Boston Harper Crossroads Morgantown South Hill
Brooklyn Harreldsville Neafus Sugar Grove
Casey Horsemill Needmore Tilford
Davis Crossroads Huldeville Pleasant Hill Turnertown
Decker Huntsville Provo Vineyard
Dexterville Jetson Quality Welchs Creek
Dimple Lee Reedyville Welcome
Dunbar Leetown Richelieu Woodbury
Eden Logansport Rochester Youngtown
Flener Love

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African Americans

United States African Americans Gotoarrow.png Kentucky African Americans

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

  • 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.
  • Find A Grave also gives a list of cemeteries in Butler County and links to the  information for the individuals buried there,
  • 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
  • Butler 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. 
  • The Family History Library Catalog lists some records of cemeteries in Butler County.  Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries.
  • ePodunk list of Butler 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

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18203,083
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18403,898Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
18505,755Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
18607,927Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
18709,404Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
188012,181Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
189013,956Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
190015,896Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
191015,805Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
192015,197Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
193012,620Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
194014,371Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
195011,309Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
19609,586Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
19709,723Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
198011,064Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
199011,245Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
200013,010Error in {{val}}: first argument is not a valid number or requires too much precision to display.%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21031.txt




Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • [1] ~ The Archives of Appalachia

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Voice of Dorothy Murphy (b. 1927), life-long resident of Central City, Ky. (2011)