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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Edmonson_County,_Kentucky|Edmonson County]]''  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Edmonson County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/ Edmonson Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Edmonson_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1825
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| founded date = January 12
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| seat wl = Brownsville
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for {{PAGENAME}} Government Records'''</center>
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|-
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Edmonson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Edmonson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Edmonson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Edmonson County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Edmonson County, Kentucky#Land|Deeds]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Edmonson County, Kentucky#Probate|Wills]]'''
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|-
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1825
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1825
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1831
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|-
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| width="100%" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing</center>
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[http://www.edmonsoncountyclerk.com/ Edmonson County Courthouse]<br>Main &amp; Cross Street<br>Brownsville, KY 42210<br>Phone: 270.597.2624<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Edmonson County, Kentucky page 270, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
1825, created from Grayson, Hart and Warren counties.<br>  
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'''1825'''--Edmonson County was created 12 January 1825&nbsp;from [[Grayson County, Kentucky|Grayson]], [[Hart County, Kentucky|Hart]] and [[Warren County, Kentucky|Warren]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Brownsville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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{| width="710" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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|-
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| Arthur
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| Chaumont
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| Nick
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| Roundhill
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| Asphalt
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| Cub Run
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| Oak Ridge
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| Segal
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee_Spring,_Kentucky Bee Spring]
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| Elko
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| Ollie
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| Straw
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|-
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Reedy,_Kentucky Big Reedy]
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| Huff
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig,_Kentucky Pig]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunfish,_Kentucky Sunfish]
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| Black Gold
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| Kyrock
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| Prosperity
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweeden,_Kentucky Sweeden]
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|-
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| Broadway
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| Lindseyville
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| Rhoda
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| Union City
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|-
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownsville,_Kentucky Brownsville]
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| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Edmonson%2C+Mammoth+Cave|subject|disp=Mammoth Cave}}
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| Ridgedale
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| Windyville
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|-
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_Spring,_Kentucky Cedar Spring]
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| Nash
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Hill,_Kentucky Rocky Hill]
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| Woodside
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|-
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalybeate_Springs,_Kentucky Chalybeate Springs]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Barren County, Kentucky|Barren]]
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*[[Butler County, Kentucky|Butler]]
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*[[Grayson County, Kentucky|Grayson]]
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*[[Hart County, Kentucky|Hart]]
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*[[Warren County, Kentucky|Warren]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American Research  ====
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The following have information concerning African American research.&nbsp; Both should be used:
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyafamer/ the KY African American Griots Project] ~ The Kentucky African American Griots Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/kybiog/ KY Biographies] ~ Jeff Murphy's Kentucky Biographies Project
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
The USGENWEB project for Edmonson county has a listing of cemeteries which also include transcriptions of the tombstones.&nbsp; See http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/cemetery/index.html<br>
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*The USGENWEB project for Edmonson county has a listing of cemeteries which also include transcriptions of the tombstones.&nbsp; See http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/cemetery/index.html  
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*Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/edmonson.html Edmonson Co. KY&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
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*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~xander/kentucky.htm Kentucky Cemeteries] lists the national cemeteries in Kentucky with links to their web sites. The first link under Online Kentucky&nbsp;Cemeteries goes to the Kentucky section of Interment.net
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*[http://www.raogk.org/kentucky.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] Local volunteers may&nbsp;take photographs of headstones found in&nbsp;county cemeteries.
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*[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.
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1019 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Edmonson County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*The [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=EUROPE Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|583108|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Edmonson County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=3933&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=27&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Edmonson 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.
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==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1830= 2642
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| 1840= 2914
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| 1850= 4088
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| 1860= 4645
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| 1870= 4459
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| 1880= 7222
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| 1890= 8005
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| 1900= 10080
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| 1910= 10469
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| 1920= 10894
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| 1930= 11475
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| 1940= 11344
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| 1950= 9376
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| 1960= 8085
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| 1970= 8751
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| 1980= 9962
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| 1990= 10357
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| 2000= 11644
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| estimate=11978
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| estyear=2007
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| 2009=12,085
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| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21061.txt
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}}
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_ke.htm The USGenWeb Census Images] ~ The USGenWeb Census Images Project
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ Kentucky Census Transcriptions] ~ The USGenWeb Census Project
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*[http://www.census-online.com/links/KY/ Census Online] ~ Census Online
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/kentucky.htm Kentucky Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.cdlex.org/index.cfm/NewsItem?ID=54078&From=Home Catholic Parishes in the Diocese of Lexington]
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*[http://www.archlou.org/Parishes Catholic Parishes in the Archdiocese of Louisville]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
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*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/maps.html KYGenWeb compiled list of maps]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/kymap.html Click on the county to go to the KYGenWeb site]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymil/ Military Resources] ~ Revolutionary War through Civil War
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kybath/korea.htm Korean War Memorial] Korean War Memorial for Soliders from KY ~ KYGenWeb
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/military/wwi/ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from KY] ~ Fallen Soldiers in WWI from Kentucky
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==== Miscellaneous  ====
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*[http://www.kykinfolk.com/postcards/KyPostCards/KyPostCards.html KY Postcards] Kentucky Postcards ~ The USGenWeb Archives Penny Postcard Project
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ The KYGenWeb Footsteps] ~ The Kentucky Footsteps Archives ~ KYGenWeb Special Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/kynews.php Kentucky News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://www.world-newspapers.com/kentucky.html Another Kentucky Newspaper Index with links]
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/ukfilm.html Kentucky Newspapers on Microfilm]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Kentucky Newspapers Available On Microfilm
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://kykinfolk.com/kyfootsteps/ KY Footsteps Archives] ~ KY Footsteps List Archives - thousands of obituaries here ~ KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/other/obits.html KY Obituary Sources] ~ Kentucky Obituary Sources ~ Compiled by the KYGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/kentucky_newspaper_obituaries.htm Links to research and locate obituaries]
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*[http://browning.evcpl.lib.in.us/ Browning Genealogy Database] ~ The Browning Genealogy Database - A Collection of Obituaries Compiled by Charles Browning.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/ky/obitsky.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Kentucky Obituary Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-KY-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Kentucky Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*'''1826-1979''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books 1 to 4 (1826-1979)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
The Edmonson county page for the USGENWEB project has an Birth index at http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/births/index.html<br>  
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*The Edmonson county page for the USGENWEB project has an Birth index at http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/births/index.html<br>They also have a Marriage index with both a bride index and a groom index at http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/marriages/index.html<br>They also have a death index at http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/deaths/index.html&nbsp; but it appears to be an extraction of&nbsp; the Edmonson county deaths from the whole Kentucky Death Index 1911 - 2000 available at: http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi
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*[http://kyvitals.com The Kentucky Vital Records Project] Transcriptions of and Images of KY Death Certificates - A Work in Progress ~ The KY Vital Records Project
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674843&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Births &amp; Christenings] ~ Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960 Family Search
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674848&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Deaths &amp; Burials] ~ KY Deaths &amp; Burials 1843 - 1970
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1674849&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D KY Marriage Records] ~ KY Marriages 1783 - 1979 ~ Family Search
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/vitals/index.html Searchable KY Vital Records] ~ Searchable databases of KY Births, Deaths &amp; Marriages
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*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/marriage/search.cgi Kentucky Marriage Records&nbsp; 1973 - 2000]&nbsp; ~ Kentucky Marriage Records - 1973 - 2000
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*[http://ukcc.uky.edu/vitalrec/ KY Divorces 1973 - 1993] ~ Kentucky Divorce Records 1973 - 1993 ~ University of Kentucky Vital Records Databases
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
&nbsp;&nbsp; They also have a Marriage index with both a bride index and a groom index at http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/marriages/index.html<br>
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
  
&nbsp;&nbsp; They also have a death index at http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/deaths/index.html&nbsp; but it appears to be an extraction of&nbsp; the Edmonson county deaths from the whole Kentucky Death Index 1911 - 2000 available at: http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi<br>  
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.&nbsp; The home page is located at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyedmons<br>
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*[http://kygenweb.net/ KYGenWeb project]. Has maps, name indexes, history or other information for each county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx State of Kencucky Website]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ky/kyfiles.html USGenWeb Kentucky Archives] ~ Kentucky in the USGenWeb Archives ~ Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*[http://usgenweb.org The USGenWeb Project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Edmonson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Edmonson/ Edmonson County, Kentucky&nbsp;Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
They have a Marriage Index with both a groom index and a bride index at http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/marriages/index.html<br>
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== References  ==
  
They have a searchable birth index at http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/births/index.html<br>  
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<references />  
  
The cemetery listing have transcriptions of the tombstones at http://www.kygenweb.org/edmonson/cemetery/index.html
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{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}
 
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=195327&subject_disp=Kentucky%2C+Edmonson&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog. ]<br>
 
 
 
== References  ==
 
  
[[Category:Edmonson_County,_Kentucky]] [[Category:Clark_County,_Kentucky]]
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Edmonson County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded January 12, 1825
County Seat Brownsville
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County Courthouse

Beginning Dates for Edmonson County, Kentucky Genealogy Government Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Census Deeds Wills
1852 1825 1852 1830 1825 1831
*Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

Edmonson County Courthouse
Main & Cross Street
Brownsville, KY 42210
Phone: 270.597.2624[1]

History

Parent County

1825--Edmonson County was created 12 January 1825 from Grayson, Hart and Warren Counties.
County seat: Brownsville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Arthur Chaumont Nick Roundhill
Asphalt Cub Run Oak Ridge Segal
Bee Spring Elko Ollie Straw
Big Reedy Huff Pig Sunfish
Black Gold Kyrock Prosperity Sweeden
Broadway Lindseyville Rhoda Union City
Brownsville Mammoth Cave Ridgedale Windyville
Cedar Spring Nash Rocky Hill Woodside
Chalybeate Springs

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American Research

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

Biographies

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18302,642
18402,91410.3%
18504,08840.3%
18604,64513.6%
18704,459−4.0%
18807,22262.0%
18908,00510.8%
190010,08025.9%
191010,4693.9%
192010,8944.1%
193011,4755.3%
194011,344−1.1%
19509,376−17.3%
19608,085−13.8%
19708,7518.2%
19809,96213.8%
199010,3574.0%
200011,64412.4%
Est. 200711,9782.9%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21061.txt

For tips on accessing Edmonson County, Kentucky Genealogy census records online, see: Kentucky Census.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Edmonson County, Kentucky page 270, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).