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<br> {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Hickman County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyhickma/ Hickman Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Hickman_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1821
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| founded date = December 19
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| seat wl = Clinton
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Hickman_County,_Kentucky|Hickman County]]''
  
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== Quick Dates  ==
  
[[Category:Hickman County, Kentucky]]
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Hickman County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hickman County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hickman County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hickman County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hickman County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hickman County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Hickman County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:{{KYHickmancourthouse}}]]&nbsp;<br>[http://www.hickmancounty.ky.gov/ Hickman County Courthouse]<br>110 E Clay Street<br>Clinton, KY 42031<br>Phone: 270.653.2131&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has some birth records 1854-1909, <br>some death records 1856-1909, tax lists 1825-1829,<br>probate and land records.
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Clerk Circuit Court has divorce&nbsp;and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hickman County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1821'''--Hickman County was created 19 December 1821&nbsp;from [[Caldwell County, Kentucky|Caldwell]] and [[Livingston County, Kentucky|Livingston]] Counties. <br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Clinton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== 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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| Beelerton
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| Fulgham
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| Nichols
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| South Columbus
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|-
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| Beulah
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| Hailwell
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| Oakton
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| Spring Hill
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|-
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton,_Kentucky Clinton]
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| Moscow
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| Old Cypress
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| Whaynes Corner
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|-
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus,_Kentucky Columbus]
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| New Cypress
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|
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|
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|}
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Carlisle County, Kentucky|Carlisle]]
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*[[Fulton County, Kentucky|Fulton]]
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*[[Graves County, Kentucky|Graves]]
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*[[Mississippi County, Missouri|Mississippi County, Missouri]]
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*[[Obion County, Tennessee|Obion County, Tennessee]]
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*[[Weakley County, Tennessee|Weakley County, Tennessee]]
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== 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
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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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/hickman.html Hickman 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=1041 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Hickman County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*The [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|647552|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Hickman 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=4040&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=16&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Hickman 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= 5198
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| 1840= 8968
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| 1850= 4791
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| 1860= 7008
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| 1870= 8453
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| 1880= 10651
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| 1890= 11637
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| 1900= 11745
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| 1910= 11750
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| 1920= 10244
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| 1930= 8725
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| 1940= 9142
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| 1950= 7778
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| 1960= 6747
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| 1970= 6264
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| 1980= 6065
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| 1990= 5566
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| 2000= 5262
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| estimate=4936
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| estyear=2008
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| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21105.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
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==== 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]
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==== 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]
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==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.sos.ky.gov/land/ The KY Land Office]
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==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.etsu.edu/cass/archives/ ~ The Archives of Appalachia]
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==== 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]
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==== 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 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
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==== 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
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==== Probate ====
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*'''1822-1906''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to G (1822-1906)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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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  ==
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| width="35%" valign="top" | [http://www.utm.edu/departments/acadpro/library/wthsc/ '''West Tennessee Heritage Study Center'''] <br>[http://www.utm.edu/departments/acadpro/library/lib_information/index.php Paul Meek Library] <br>[http://www.utm.edu/ University of Tennessee at Martin] <br>731-881-7060 <br>Hours vary by semester
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The Heritage Study Center holds a variety of genealogical resources including materials relating to the following counties in Tennessee: [[Benton County, Tennessee|Benton]], [[Carroll County, Tennessee|Carroll]], [[Chester County, Tennessee|Chester]], [[Crockett County, Tennessee|Crockett]], [[Decatur County, Tennessee|Decatur]], [[Dyer County, Tennessee|Dyer]], [[Fayette County, Tennessee|Fayette]], [[Gibson County, Tennessee|Gibson]], [[Hardin County, Tennessee|Hardin]], [[Haywood County, Tennessee|Haywood]], [[Henderson County, Tennessee|Henderson]], [[Henry County, Tennessee|Henry]], [[Houston County, Tennessee|Houston]], [[Humphreys County, Tennessee|Humphreys]], [[Lake County, Tennessee|Lake]], [[Lauderdale County, Tennessee|Lauderdale]], [[Madison County, Tennessee|Madison]], [[McNairy County, Tennessee|McNairy]], [[Obion County, Tennessee|Obion]], [[Perry County, Tennessee|Perry]], [[Shelby County, Tennessee|Shelby]], [[Stewart County, Tennessee|Stewart]], [[Tipton County, Tennessee|Tipton]], [[Wayne County, Tennessee|Wayne]], [[Weakley County, Tennessee|Weakley]] and [[Carlisle County, Kentucky|Carlisle]], [[Fulton County, Kentucky|Fulton]], and [[Hickman_County,_Kentucky|Hickman]] counties in Kentucky.
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Web Sites  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyhickma/ Hickman County KYGenWeb]
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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. *{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Hickman|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Hickman/ Hickman County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
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<references />{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}
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[[Category:Hickman_County,_Kentucky]]

Revision as of 18:31, 16 November 2012


Hickman County, Kentucky
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Facts
Founded December 19, 1821
County Seat Clinton
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Quick Dates

Hickman 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

Hickman County Courthouse, Clinton, Ky. Courtesy: Collection: County Court Houses, Flickr by Jimmy Emerson. Used by permission.
 
Hickman County Courthouse
110 E Clay Street
Clinton, KY 42031
Phone: 270.653.2131 

County Clerk has some birth records 1854-1909,
some death records 1856-1909, tax lists 1825-1829,
probate and land records.

Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records. [1]

History

Parent County

1821--Hickman County was created 19 December 1821 from Caldwell and Livingston Counties.
County seat: Clinton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Beelerton Fulgham Nichols South Columbus
Beulah Hailwell Oakton Spring Hill
Clinton Moscow Old Cypress Whaynes Corner
Columbus New Cypress

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American Research

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

Biographies

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18305,198
18408,96872.5%
18504,791−46.6%
18607,00846.3%
18708,45320.6%
188010,65126.0%
189011,6379.3%
190011,7450.9%
191011,7500%
192010,244−12.8%
19308,725−14.8%
19409,1424.8%
19507,778−14.9%
19606,747−13.3%
19706,264−7.2%
19806,065−3.2%
19905,566−8.2%
20005,262−5.5%
Est. 20084,936−6.2%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21105.txt

For tips on accessing Hickman 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

West Tennessee Heritage Study Center
Paul Meek Library
University of Tennessee at Martin
731-881-7060
Hours vary by semester

The Heritage Study Center holds a variety of genealogical resources including materials relating to the following counties in Tennessee: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Perry, Shelby, Stewart, Tipton, Wayne, Weakley and Carlisle, Fulton, and Hickman counties in Kentucky.


Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hickman County, Kentucky page 271, 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).