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County Resources

Trigg County

Christian County

Hopkins County

1793 Kentucky map, Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division


Statehood: 1 June 1792
15th state of the United States

Bordering states:
North: Indiana, Ohio
South: Tennessee
East: Virginia, West Virginia
West: Illinois, Missouri

Capital: Frankfort

Largest city: Louisville

Map: Kentucky, 1793
(click map to enlarge)
Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Counties: Original counties as listed in the 1792 Kentucky Constitution, Schedule, Sect. 3: Bourbon, Jefferson, Fayette, Lincoln, Madison, Mason, Mercer, Nelson, and Woodford. Kentucky County Creation Dates and Parent Counties. Counties in 2020: 120.

Record Sets-State Level

Kentucky Record Sets (Ancestry Collections)

Kentucky Record Sets (Family Search)

Virtual Libraries

Commonwealth of Kentucky

Historic Families of Kentucky,
Thomas Marshall Green, 1889

History of Kentucky (The), from its earliest discovery and settlement, to the present date, Z. F. Smith, 1895

Kentucky. A history of the state, embracing a concise account of the origin and development of the Virginia colony, J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, G C. Kniffin, 1885

History of Kentucky, 5 volumes
Charles Kerr, editor, 1922.
Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, Vol. 4, Vol. 5.

Calloway County

Bible records of Calloway County and adjoining counties, The Calloway County Genealogical Society, 1971

Pike County

Pike County, Kentucky 1821-1987 Historical Papers Number Six, May, Eldon; Hobbs, Dorcas; Kelly, Claire; May Ruth; Editors, 1987

Additional Websites

“Early Kentucky Land Records, 1773-1790,” Neal O. Hammon, Genealogy Trails

Kentucky Gravestone Project

Western Kentucky History and Genealogy

Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kentucky

Newspapers Kentucky

Newspapers Archive: Kentucky

Genealogy Bank: Kentucky

Chronicling America, digitized: Kentucky

NewsLibrary: Kentucky

Community History Archive Newspapers: Kentucky

Kentucky Digital Commons Newspaper Program

Murray State’s Digital Commons Newspapers

Small Town Newspapers
(Scroll to Kentucky)


Kentucky Manuscripts, Archive Grid

Kentucky Manuscripts, Library of Congress


Kentucky Maps, Library of Congress

Kentucky Landowner Maps, Library of Congress

Interactive Map of Kentucky County Formation History, Maps of U.S.

Historical Maps Works: Kentucky

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