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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Meade County
 
| county = Meade County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption KYGenWeb
| custom_text = <center>County Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymeade/ Meade Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
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| custom_text = <center>and its representative<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kymeade/ Meade Co. KYGenWeb]'''</center>
 
| county_map = Meade_County_svg.png
 
| county_map = Meade_County_svg.png
 
| state = Kentucky
 
| state = Kentucky
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Meade County, Kentucky|Meade County]]''
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Kentucky]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Meade_County,_Kentucky|Meade County]]''
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== Quick Dates  ==
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Meade County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Meade County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Birth]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Meade County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Meade County, Kentucky#Vital_Records|Death]]*'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Meade County, Kentucky#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Meade County, Kentucky#Land|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Meade 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
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Meade County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[Image:Meade County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1342021926124_567" /><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1342021926124_283" />[http://countyclerk.meadecounty.ky.gov/ Meade County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 614;<br>Brandenburg, KY 40108-0614<br>Phone: 270.422.2152&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk&nbsp;has marriage records from 1967, <br>some marriage, land and probate records from 1824, <br>recent tax records. <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Meade County, Kentucky page 273, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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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"
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Andyville  
 
| Andyville  
 
| Concordia  
 
| Concordia  
 
| Hillgrove  
 
| Hillgrove  
| Payneville
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payneville,_Kentucky Payneville <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1298670878078_13" />]
 
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| Battletown  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battletown,_Kentucky Battletown]
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Doe+Run|subject|disp=Doe Run}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Doe+Run|subject|disp=Doe Run}}  
 
| Hughes Landing  
 
| Hughes Landing  
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| Eastwood Hills  
 
| Eastwood Hills  
 
| Liberty  
 
| Liberty  
| Rhodelia
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodelia,_Kentucky Rhodelia]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Brandenburg|subject|disp=Brandenburg}}  
 
| {{FHL|Kentucky%2C+Meade%2C+Brandenburg|subject|disp=Brandenburg}}  
| Ekron  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekron,_Kentucky Ekron]
 
| Lickskillet  
 
| Lickskillet  
 
| Roberta
 
| Roberta
 
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| Brandenburg Station  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandenburg,_Kentucky Brandenburg Station]
| Flaherty  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaherty,_Kentucky Flaherty]
 
| Lodale  
 
| Lodale  
 
| Rock Haven
 
| Rock Haven
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| Cedar Flat  
 
| Cedar Flat  
| Guston  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guston,_Kentucky Guston]
| Muldraugh  
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muldraugh,_Kentucky Muldraugh]
 
| Wolf Creek
 
| Wolf Creek
 
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*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/history/hangings.html Sandi Gorin's Tips] ~ Hangings in Kentucky 1792 - 1900  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
*&nbsp;[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Kentucky_Minorities Kentucky Minorities] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
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*&nbsp;[[Kentucky_Minorities|Kentucky Minorities]] has information specific to Kentucky African Americans.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/meade.html Meade 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;  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/meade.html Meade 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;  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ky/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~&nbsp; Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
*[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://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  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1070 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Meade County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1070 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Meade County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there,  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|354868|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Meade 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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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|354868|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Meade 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.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4169&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=28&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Meade 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.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4169&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=28&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Meade 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.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1830= 4131
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| 1840= 5780
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| 1850= 7393
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| 1860= 8898
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| 1870= 9485
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| 1880= 10323
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| 1890= 9484
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| 1900= 10533
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| 1910= 9783
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| 1920= 9442
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| 1930= 8042
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| 1940= 8827
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| 1950= 9422
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| 1960= 18938
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| 1970= 18796
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| 1980= 22854
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| 1990= 24170
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| 2000= 26349
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| estimate= 27270
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| estyear= 2007
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| footnote=[http://ukcc.uky.edu/census/21163.txt Meade County, Kentucky census figures]
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{{Census|Kentucky}}
  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/kentucky/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Kentucky&nbsp; Census Transcriptions 1850 - 1930  
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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  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kygenweb/court/court.htm Abstracts of Early KY Court Cases] Abstracts of Early Supreme Court Cases ~ KYGenWeb Special Project  
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
 
*[http://courts.ky.gov/research/ Kentucky Court of Justice Research &amp; Reference]
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==== Genealogy ====
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*'''[Alexander]''' Hardy, Stella Pickett. ''Colonial Families of the Southern States of America.'' New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1911. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=e1VlAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA7 Google Books] - free.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/smith/jktsmith.htm#nca Nashville Advocate] ~ Death Abstracts from the Nashville Christian Advocate
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Probate ====
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*'''1824-1932''' - {{RecordSearch|1875188|Will Books A to C (1824-1932)|access=browse}} have been digitized by FamilySearch - free.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
 
*[http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi The Social Security Death Index] The Social Security Death Index - Searchable
  
==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
 
*[http://www.kygenweb.net/contact/kysocieties.html Links and addresses to Kentucky genealogical and historical societies]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Brandenburg Kentucky Family History Center]]
  
 
==== Web Sites  ====
 
==== Web Sites  ====

Revision as of 20:48, 16 November 2012

Meade County, Kentucky
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Founded December 17, 1823
County Seat Brandenburg
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Quick Dates

Meade 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

Meade County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG
 Meade County Courthouse
PO Box 614;
Brandenburg, KY 40108-0614
Phone: 270.422.2152 

County Clerk has marriage records from 1967,
some marriage, land and probate records from 1824,
recent tax records.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and probate records. [1]

History

Parent County

1823--Meade County was created 17 December 1823 from Breckinridge and Hardin Counties.  
County seat: Brandenburg [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1974--A disaster destroyed some records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Andyville Concordia Hillgrove Payneville
Battletown Doe Run Hughes Landing Pilcher Landing
Beechland Eastwood Hills Liberty Rhodelia
Brandenburg Ekron Lickskillet Roberta
Brandenburg Station Flaherty Lodale Rock Haven
Buck Grove Garrett Maples Corner Sirocco
Camp Carlson Grahamton Midway Van Voorhis Manor
Cedar Flat Guston Muldraugh Wolf Creek
Cold Springs Haysville Oolite

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.
18304,131
18405,78039.9%
18507,39327.9%
18608,89820.4%
18709,4856.6%
188010,3238.8%
18909,484−8.1%
190010,53311.1%
19109,783−7.1%
19209,442−3.5%
19308,042−14.8%
19408,8279.8%
19509,4226.7%
196018,938101.0%
197018,796−0.7%
198022,85421.6%
199024,1705.8%
200026,3499.0%
Est. 200727,2703.5%
Meade County, Kentucky census figures

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

Church

Court

Genealogy

  • [Alexander] Hardy, Stella Pickett. Colonial Families of the Southern States of America. New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1911. Digital version at Google Books - free.

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), Meade County, Kentucky page 273, 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).