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{{stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Kentucky|Kentucky]]&nbsp;&gt; Jackson County'' <br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Jackson 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/~kyjackso/ Jackson Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = Jackson_County_svg.png
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| state = Kentucky
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| state_map = Kentucky.png
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| founded year = 1858
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| founded date = February 2
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| seat wl = McKee
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}}  
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Jackson_County,_Kentucky|Jackson County]]''  
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== Quick Dates  ==
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Jackson County's civil records start the following years:
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Kentucky#Probate|Probate]]'''
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|-
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1852
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&nbsp;'''*'''Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.jacksoncountyky.us/ Jackson County Court]<br>Main Street<br>McKee, KY 40447<br>Phone: 606.287.7811&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jackson County, Kentucky page 271, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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[[Image:Andrew Jackson.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]
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The county is named after [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson President Andrew Jackson] (1767-1845).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_County,_Kentucky "Jackson County, Kentucky,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
1858, created from Madison, Estill, Owsley, Clay, Laurel and Rockcastle counties. A disaster in 1827 destroyed most of the records.
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'''1858'''--Jackson County was created 2 February 1858&nbsp;from [[Madison County, Kentucky|Madison]], [[Estill County, Kentucky|Estill]], [[Owsley County, Kentucky|Owsley]], [[Clay County, Kentucky|Clay]], [[Laurel County, Kentucky|Laurel]] and [[Rockcastle County, Kentucky|Rockcastle]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;McKee <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1827--'''A disaster destroyed most of the records.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
 
==== 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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| Alcorn
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| Eberle
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| Loam
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| Privett
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|-
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annville,_Kentucky Annville]
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| Eglon
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| Macedonia
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| Royrader
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|-
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| Atkinstown
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egypt,_Kentucky Egypt]
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| Maulden
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| Sand Springs
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|-
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| Blanton Flats
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| Elias
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKee,_Kentucky McKee]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sand_Gap,_Kentucky Sandgap]
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|-
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| Bond
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| Foxtown
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| Mildred
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| Sourwood
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|-
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| Bradshaw
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_Hawk,_Kentucky Gray Hawk]
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| Moores Creek
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| Threelinks
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| Brazil
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| Green Hill
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| Morrill
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyner,_Kentucky Tyner]
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|-
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| Clover Botton
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| Herd
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| Mummie
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| Waneta
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|-
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| Cornelius
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| High Knob
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| New Zion
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| Welchburg
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|-
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| Dabolt
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| Hisel
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| Olin
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| Wind Cave
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|-
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| Datha
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| Hurley
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| Peoples
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| Zekes Point
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| Drip Rock
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| Kerby Knob
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|}
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Clay County, Kentucky|Clay]]
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*[[Estill County, Kentucky|Estill]]
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*[[Laurel County, Kentucky|Laurel]]
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*[[Lee County, Kentucky|Lee]]
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*[[Madison County, Kentucky|Madison]]
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*[[Owsley County, Kentucky|Owsley]]
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*[[Rockcastle County, Kentucky|Rockcastle]]
  
 
== 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  ====
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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/jackson.html Jackson 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=1043 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Jackson County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,
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*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=4066&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=38&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Jackson 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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| 1860= 3087
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| 1870= 4547
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| 1880= 6678
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| 1890= 8261
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| 1900= 10561
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| 1910= 10734
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| 1920= 11687
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| 1930= 10467
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| 1940= 16339
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| 1950= 13101
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| 1960= 10677
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| 1970= 10005
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| 1980= 11996
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| 1990= 11955
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| 2000= 13495
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| footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21109.txt
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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 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  ====
  
==== Probate ====
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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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*'''1860-1969''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Book 1 (1860-1969)|access=browse}} has been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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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
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Societies and Libraries ====
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
*Family History Library Catalog. Salt Lake City, Utah.
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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.ancestry.com/~kyjackso/ Jackson 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.  
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*{{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Jackson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KY/Jackson/ Jackson County, Kentucky Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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<references />{{Kentucky|Kentucky}}
  
 
[[Category:Jackson_County,_Kentucky]]
 
[[Category:Jackson_County,_Kentucky]]

Revision as of 18:33, 16 November 2012

Jackson County, Kentucky
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Founded February 2, 1858
County Seat McKee
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Kentucky  Gotoarrow.png  Jackson County

Quick Dates

Jackson 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

Jackson County Court
Main Street
McKee, KY 40447
Phone: 606.287.7811 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and land records. [1]

History

Andrew Jackson.JPG

The county is named after President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).[2]

Parent County

1858--Jackson County was created 2 February 1858 from Madison, Estill, Owsley, Clay, Laurel and Rockcastle Counties.
County seat: McKee [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1827--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Alcorn Eberle Loam Privett
Annville Eglon Macedonia Royrader
Atkinstown Egypt Maulden Sand Springs
Blanton Flats Elias McKee Sandgap
Bond Foxtown Mildred Sourwood
Bradshaw Gray Hawk Moores Creek Threelinks
Brazil Green Hill Morrill Tyner
Clover Botton Herd Mummie Waneta
Cornelius High Knob New Zion Welchburg
Dabolt Hisel Olin Wind Cave
Datha Hurley Peoples Zekes Point
Drip Rock Kerby Knob

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.
18603,087
18704,54747.3%
18806,67846.9%
18908,26123.7%
190010,56127.8%
191010,7341.6%
192011,6878.9%
193010,467−10.4%
194016,33956.1%
195013,101−19.8%
196010,677−18.5%
197010,005−6.3%
198011,99619.9%
199011,955−0.3%
200013,49512.9%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21109.txt

For tips on accessing Jackson 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), Jackson County, Kentucky page 271, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Jackson County, Kentucky," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).