Wayne County, Kentucky Genealogy

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Wayne County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Wayne County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Location of Kentucky in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 18, 1800
County Seat Monticello
Courthouse


County Courthouse

Wayne County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg

History

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The county is named after Revolutionary War General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796).[1]

Parent County

1800--Wayne County was created 18 December 1800 from Cumberland and Pulaski Counties.  County seat: Monticello [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

'1898--A disaster destroyed most of the records.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Barrier Gregory Oilton Spann
Bethesda Griffin Parmleysville Steubenville
Betsey Hardwick Parnell Stop (hist.)
Burfield Hidalgo Powersburg Sumpter
Cabell Jimtown Pueblo Sunnybrook
Cooper Kidder Ramsey Island Susie
Coopersville Kidds Crossing Rankin Swifton
Delta Low Gap Ritner Touristville
Denney Mill Springs Rockybranch Wait
Eadsville Monticello Sandclift Windy
Frazer Mount Pisgah Shearer Valley Wray Gap
Frisby Murl Short Mountain Zula
Gapcreek Number One Slat
Gar (hist.) Oil Valley Slickford



















Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research. 


Biographies

Cemeteries

Kentucky 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.

Church

Court

Land

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Wayne County land records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Deed Book A: 1800-1811
  2. Deed Book B: 1811-1822

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries



Probate

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Wayne County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

  1. Will Book 1: 1802-1807
  2. Will Book B: 1814-1835
  3. Will Book A: 1836-1909

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries


Web Sites

USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.

References

  1. "Anthony Wayne," Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Wayne.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).