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== County Courthouse  ==
== County Courthouse  ==
[[Image:Daviess_County,_Kentucky_Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px|Daviess County Courthouse, Owensboro, Ky.]]
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== History  ==
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 United States  > Kentucky > Daviess County

County Courthouse

Daviess County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG


Parent County

1815--Daviess County was created 14 January 1815 from Ohio County.  County seat: Owensboro [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1865--A disaster destroyed some records.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Birk city Handyville Oklahoma Sorgho
Boston Knottsville Owensboro Spice Knob
Browns Valley Lawrence Panther Stanley
Curdsville Livia Pettit Sutherland
Delaware Maceo Philpot Thruston
Dermont Masonville Pleasant Ridge Tuck
Ensor Maxwell Red Hill Utica
Gatewood Moseleyville Rome West Louisville
Grandview Newman Saint Joseph Whitesville
Griffith Oak Ridge Scythia Yelvington

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
  • Daviess 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. 




Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


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