Jackson County, Kentucky Genealogy

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County Courthouse

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The county is named after President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).[1]

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1827--A disaster destroyed most of the records.


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


African American

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


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
  • Jackson 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. 
  • Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries.




Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


  1. "Jackson County, Kentucky," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).